Presentation on theme: "Guide-running Techniques for Individuals who are Blind."— Presentation transcript:
Guide-running Techniques for Individuals who are Blind
Variety of techniques Try each one until the student makes a decision –Sighted guide –Tether –Guidewire –Caller –Circular with tether –Independently –Treadmill
Sighted Guide Should be used as an option for running for child who is blind –Student can hold guides: Shoulder Elbow Hand –Guide must be faster than student –Guide must give constant directions to student
Tether Use a shoelace, short rope, or small towel Guide holds one end and student holds other end Guide gives constant directions to student Student can swing both arms when running
Guidewire Wire or rope pulled across a room or track Key chain or carribeaner placed around rope Small loop around carribeaner for runners hand Warning before the end of rope For more information on this technique and others see references at end of this presentation
Circular with tether Instructor sets up stake in ground with 20- 30 foot rope attached. Student takes end of rope pulls it taught and runs independently in a circle. Measure number of laps for 1/2 mile and mile. Student can run with or without a peer.
Circular with tether
Independently Student can run independently depending on amount of vision. A quiet track with contrasting lines is helpful. A quiet street or cul-de-sac can be fine It is not recommended for students with limited vision
Treadmill Treadmills can give information on: –Pace –Miles –Time –Incline –Calories Recommended for students and adults. Can be done independently in or outside of the home.
References Lieberman, L.J. & Butcher, M., & Moak, S.(2001) Preferred guide-running techniques for children who are blind. Palaestra, 17(3), 20-26, 55. Craft, D., & Lieberman, L.J. (2000). Chapter on Visual Impairments and Deafness. In. J. Winnick (Ed.) Adapted Physical Education and Sport (3 rd edition). Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics Publishers.