ERIC Number: ED231780
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Physical Education and Recreation for the Visually Handicapped. Revised Edition.
Buell, Charles E.
Part I of this book on physical education for the visually handicapped deals with what physical educators and recreation specialists should know about blindness. Examples are given of athletic accomplishments of visually impaired or sightless athletes. Prevailing misconceptions and attitudes about blindness are discussed, and the importance of positive attitudes on the part of the family as well as of the teacher are emphasized. It is pointed out that the abilities, not the disabilities, of blind persons are the bases for building suitable athletic programs. Federal mandates on opportunities for the handicapped are outlined and clarified. Facts about blindness are presented including definitions of blindness, causes of blindness, and available aids for the blind and visually impaired. In part II, activities for visually handicapped children are discussed. Included in this presentation are suggestions on evaluation and physical fitness, special equipment and teaching methods, activity programs, national sports organizations for the blind, and recreational opportunities for the visually handicapped. A selected annotated bibliography is included in the third part. (JD)
Descriptors: Adapted Physical Education, Annotated Bibliographies, Athletic Equipment, Athletics, Blindness, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Mainstreaming, Mobility Aids, Physical Activities, Physical Fitness, Recreational Activities, Visual Impairments, Visually Handicapped Mobility
American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, P. O. Box 704, Waldorf, MD 20601 ($6.75).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD).