ERIC Number: ED249729
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964
Reference Count: 0
Recreation for the Mentally Retarded: A Handbook for Ward Personnel.
Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.
Designed primarily for use by ward personnel in residential facilities for the mentally retarded, the manual presents an overview of recreational services. Four papers introduce the importance of recreation and consider approaches for its provision: "Why Recreation?" (W. Lawler); "The Role of the Attendant in Providing Recreation for the Retarded" (F. Chapman); "Selecting Activities to Fit the Retarded" (G. Bensberg); "The ABC's of the Fourth 'R'" (V. Dobbins). The remainder of the handbook is composed of descriptions of active games, music and rhythm activities, quiet and table games, arts and crafts, and homemade games and equipment that are suitable for use with mentally retarded individuals. Entries list information on the number of participants, play area required, and play procedures for each activity. (CL)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHEW), Bethesda, MD.
Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.
Note: This Handbook was developed as part of the Attendant Training Project.