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ERIC Number: EJ720637
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Nov
Pages: 16
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 15
ISSN: ISSN-0145-482X
The National Sports Education Camps Project: Introducing Sports Skills to Students with Visual Impairments through Short-term Specialized Instruction
Ponchillia, Paul E.; Armbruster, Jennifer; Wiebold, Jennipher
Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, v99 n11 p587-598 Nov 2005
The National Sports Education Camps Project (NSEC), a joint partnership between Western Michigan University and the United States Association of Blind Athletes, provides short-term interventions to teach sports to children with visual impairments. A study comparing 321 students with visual impairments, ranging in age from 8 to 19 years, before and after they participated in the camp found that they knew more about sports, were able to jump and throw farther, held more positive attitudes, and were more likely to become involved in local sports activities. Benefits of shortterm specialized programming and implications for practice were also examined.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Michigan; United States