ERIC Number: ED361317
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Play and Recreation for Individuals with Disabilities: Practical Pointers.
Grosse, Susan J., Ed.; Thompson, Donna, Ed.
This book contains practical information that reflects new developments in sports participation for individuals with disabilities. The focus is on meeting the challenges of the outdoor environment, learning through appropriate and safe play, and keeping fit through active leisure. Specifics include practical aspects of camping and outdoor programs, teaching techniques for aquatic recreation and exercise, educational play for preschool children with disabilities, modifications for play equipment, and ideas for facilitating play skills. The publication is divided into three sections. (1) "Outdoor and Adventure Recreation" includes the following articles: "Practical Aspects of Camping for Individuals with Disabilities" (Susan F. McConnell), "Aquatic Adventure Recreation" (Susan J. Grosse), "Adventure Recreation Directory" (Susan J. Gavron), and "Outdoor and Adventure Programs: Complementing Individual Education Programs and Treatment Plan Objectives" (Gary M. Robb, Editor); (2) "Play Opportunities for All" is comprised of: "Creating Leisure Opportunities for Children with Disabilities" (Claire Foret, Mary Ann Loeffler, Marcia Jean Carter), "Educational Play for Preschool Children with Disabilities" (Michael Horvat, D. Michael Malone, Teresa Deener), "Facilitating Play Skills: A Developmental Approach for Children with Disabilities" (Sally Leme), "Play Equipment" (James F. Cowart), "Project SIMPLE: Activities for Individuals with Sensory Impairments and Multihandicaps" (Lauren Lieberman), and "Table Games for Leisure and Education" (Susan J. Grosse); and (3)"Fitness and Leisure" contains: "Aerobic Dance" (Susan J. Grosse), "Water Exercise" (Sharon Burgess, Tim Davis), and "Physical Fitness Assessment: Some Questions and Answers" (Francis X. Short). (LL)
Descriptors: Aerobics, Aquatic Sports, Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Athletics, Camping, Dance, Elementary Secondary Education, Health Promotion, Leisure Time, Lifetime Sports, Normalization (Disabilities), Outdoor Activities, Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, Physical Fitness, Play, Preschool Education, Recreational Facilities, Safety Education, Student Participation, Table Tennis
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Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Association for Research, Administration, Professional Councils & Societies, Reston, VA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990