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ERIC Number: EJ896602
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-0040-0599
Including Students with Moderate and Severe Disabilities in Extracurricular and Community Recreation Activities: Steps to Success
Kleinert, Harold L.; Miracle, Sally A.; Sheppard-Jones, Kathy
TEACHING Exceptional Children, v39 n6 p33-38 Jul-Aug 2007
Recreation and leisure activities play a vital role in all people's lives, and educators have long recognized that such activities are an important instructional emphasis for students with moderate and severe disabilities. This article offers teachers practical strategies for including their students with disabilities in school extracurricular activities, as well as in community recreation activities. Recreation, leisure, and extracurricular involvement are essential for developing friendships, increasing the likelihood of community integration and postschool success, and improving the overall quality of life. Moreover, extracurricular involvement--through such activities as participating in science programs, using computers, practicing foreign languages, working on yearbooks, and participating in 4-H clubs can also give students with moderate and severe disabilities many opportunities to practice and extend their academic skills. (Contains 1 table.)
Council for Exceptional Children. 1110 North Glebe Road Suite 300, Arlington, VA 22201. Tel: 888-232-7733; Fax: 703-264-9494; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act