ERIC Number: ED245429
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Bowling: Special Olympics Sports Skills Instructional Program.
Special Olympics, Inc., Washington, DC.
The manual, part of a series on Special Olympics Sports Skills Instructional Programs, presents ideas for coaching and teaching bowling skills to mentally retarded persons. An overview introduces the sport and lists long-term goals, short-term objectives, and benefits. Warm up exercises are followed by two levels of skill instruction for rolling, grip, stance, arm swing, four step, and straight ball delivery. Skills are presented via task analysis--detailed steps that the student must master in order to demonstrate proficiency in that skill. Sports Skill Assessments are included for measuring the student's present level of functioning within the sport or skill. Additional sections focus on rules and sportsmanship. Modifications and adaptations are considered along with suggestions on infusing bowling skills into the academic curriculum. Skills sheets for recording progress are included. (CL)
Descriptors: Athletics, Elementary Secondary Education, Mental Retardation, Task Analysis, Teaching Methods
Special Olympics, Inc., 1701 K St., N.W., Suite 203, Washington, DC 20006.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Special Olympics, Inc., Washington, DC.