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ERIC Number: ED436055
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Aug
Pages: 8
Abstractor: N/A
Recreation and Leisure. DB-LINK Fact Sheet. Revised.
Lieberman, Lauren
This brief guide presents principles and suggestions to help individuals who are deaf-blind enjoy and benefit from participation in recreational activities. Some considerations discussed are to: (1) start with the individual and determine what he or she is interested in, focusing on the selection of safe, age-appropriate activities; (2) research the individual's communication patterns; (3) develop a recreation plan with both short- and long-term objectives; (4) 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 (5) identify effective teaching strategies. Effective teaching strategies include orientation of the individual to the playing area, selecting language appropriate to the pupil's functioning level and communicating the key points of the skill by demonstrating, using Braille or feeling and imitation, and using physical guidance to enable and facilitate the individual's choice-making. An annotated list of 9 organizations and 18 print resources for further information concludes the guide. (Contains 10 references.) (CR)
DB-LINK, 345 N. Monmouth Ave., Monmouth, OR 97361. Tel: 800-438-9376 (Toll Free); Tel: 800-854-7013 (Toll Free/TTY); Fax: 503-838-8150; e-mail:; Web site: .
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Information Clearinghouse on Children Who Are Deaf-Blind, Monmouth, OR.
Note: For previous version of this fact sheet, see ED 395 444.