ERIC Number: EJ1019252
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
Children of a Lesser God. "Core Values in Therapeutic Recreation"
Barney, Keith W.
Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, v28 n2 p35-41 2013
Students in recreation programs are often introduced to laws that apply to therapeutic or community recreation services. Several of these laws have to do with policy regarding people who experience a disability. One important law is the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). In order for students to better understand the law and its implications, a learning activity is presented that is designed to build upon previous instruction about language and attitudes. In this exercise, students learn to appreciate the struggle many parents go through as they seek an appropriate education for their child born with a disability. By playing the role of a parent, the students learn to use positive language in their descriptions of the child's needs and potential. At the same time, students demonstrate an understanding of the IDEA and find their "advocates voice" when asking for appropriate services for their own child.
Descriptors: Disabilities, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Advocacy, Therapeutic Recreation, Classification, Role Playing, Death, Individualized Education Programs, Learning Activities, College Students
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act