ERIC Number: ED395444
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Recreation and Leisure.
DB-LINK, Spr 1995
This brief guide presents principles and suggestions to help individuals who are deaf-blind enjoy and benefit from participation in recreational activities. Principles consider the need to: (1) start with the individual and determine what he/she is interested in, focusing on the selection of safe, age-appropriate activities; (2) research the individual's communication patterns and cooperatively develop a recreation plan with both short- and long-term objectives; (3) maintain interest through establishing a specific time period for trying out a new activity, selecting the proper time of day to regularly schedule the activity, and modifying the activity when necessary; and (4) identify effective teaching strategies. Effective teaching strategies include orientation of the individual to the playing area, use of braille or feeling and imitation, and facilitation of the individual's choice-making. An annotated list of 9 organizations and 14 print resources for further information concludes the guide. (Contains 14 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Adults, Children, Deaf Blind, Educational Principles, Individual Development, Leisure Education, Program Development, Recreational Activities, Student Participation, Teaching Methods
DB-LINK, 345 N. Monmouth Ave., Monmouth, OR 97361.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Parents
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Information Clearinghouse on Children Who Are Deaf-Blind, Monmouth, OR.