ERIC Number: ED231819
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Recreation for Me Too.
Alberta Social Services and Community Health, Edmonton.
This five-part manual is concerned with recreational activities for disabled persons. The first part defines four terms commonly used in reference to the disabled--impairment, disability, handicap, and inconvenience. Reasons for including the disabled in recreational activities and for developing activities for the disabled, discussed in the manual's second section, include: (1) improved motor ability in basic skills; (2) higher level of physical fitness; (3) improved socialization skills; (4) increased happiness and feelings of self-worth; (5) improved academic skills; and (6) increased general awareness. The third part lists and describes common disabilities (mental retardation, emotional disturbance, learning disability, hearing loss, speech impairment, visual impairment, motor impairment, and other health impairments) and also explains how the conditions may affect participation in recreational activities. Dealing with parents is the topic of the fourth part. General guidelines for program planning and implementation are given in the fifth section; teaching methods and adaptation of activities and equipment are discussed. Also included in this manual is a bibliography of suggested readings. (CJ)
Descriptors: Adapted Physical Education, Athletics, Elementary Secondary Education, Emotional Disturbances, Hearing Impairments, Individualized Instruction, Learning Disabilities, Mental Retardation, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Physical Disabilities, Program Development, Recreation, Recreational Programs, Speech Handicaps, Visual Impairments
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alberta Social Services and Community Health, Edmonton.