ERIC Number: ED229891
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
The Adaptive Physical Education Program: Its Design and Curriculum.
Henn, Joan M.
The booklet describes a program designed to improve the play skills of seriously disturbed, multiply handicapped children (5 to 13 years old) through gross motor skill development. A six step process is described for the adaptive physical education program: assessment, development of interdisciplinary goals, interventions, development of goals for specific disciplines, program implementation by each discipline, and reassessment of progress. The bulk of the document consists of assessment and curriculum materials. Entries for assessment list the skill, its description, equipment/materials, and procedures. Activity descriptions focus on skill, materials, and procedures. Lessons are said to include skills from each of four areas: balance, body awareness and perceptual motor skills; locomotor and body projection; ball skills; and play skills and game concepts. Appended material includes a case study of a 7 year old nonverbal child and sample gross motor assessment forms. (CL)
Descriptors: Adapted Physical Education, Case Studies, Elementary Education, Emotional Disturbances, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Motor Development, Multiple Disabilities, Perceptual Motor Learning, Physical Activities, Play, Severe Disabilities, Severe Mental Retardation, Student Evaluation, Teaching Methods
Developmental Training Center, 2853 East Tenth St., Bloomington, IN 47405 ($2.30, includes postage).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington. Developmental Training Center.