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ERIC Number: ED438142
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Oct
Pages: 6
Abstractor: N/A
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Include Me: A Universal Approach to Ropes Challenge Courses.
Fink-Miller, Karinsue
This paper offers suggestions for making ropes challenge courses accessible to individuals with special needs. Federal legislation requires that programs be updated to be inclusive of individuals with disabilities. A transdisciplinary approach is suggested for promoting a better and safer program based on input from occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech and language pathologists, teachers, parents, and individuals. A team approach helps determine what physical adaptations or special equipment are needed, the best teaching approach, and necessary safety precautions. A questionnaire is included that can be used as a guideline for finding out from individual clients what, if any, adaptations need to be made. The questionnaire includes cognitive questions (thinking process, attention span, and ways the individual releases tension); social questions (speech and language); sensorimotor questions (physical abilities and any sensory deficits); and safety precautions (seizures, sun exposure, feeding and drinking, allergies, medications, transferring from a wheelchair.) (LP)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A