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ERIC Number: ED242126
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Nov
Pages: 47
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Aerobic Fitness for the Severely and Profoundly Mentally Retarded.
Bauer, Dan
Practical Pointers, v5 n4 Nov 1981
The booklet discusses the aerobic fitness capacities of severely/profoundly retarded students and discusses approaches for improving their fitness. An initial section describes a method for determining the student's present fitness level on the basis of computations of height, weight, blood pressure, resting pulse, and Barach Index and Crampton Blood Ptosis tests (measures of energy expended by the heart). Additional screening devices and their modifications are covered. Planning considerations are noted in terms of length and intensity of exercise. The remainder of the book presents activity ideas for improving cardiorespiratory endurance and tolerance to exercises. Suggestions are offered for walking, running for distance (including ideas for interval training), roller skating, obstacle course work, bike riding, air flow mat (a safe form of trampoline), relays, and aerobic activities for the nonambulatory. (CL)
American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, 1900 Association Dr., Reston, VA 22091 ($2.25, Stock No. 245-27002).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, Reston, VA. Information and Research Utilization Center.