Presentation on theme: "Seán Healy Aurélie Pankowiak ISAPA 2013 Yeditepe University - Istanbul."— Presentation transcript:
Seán Healy Aurélie Pankowiak ISAPA 2013 Yeditepe University - Istanbul
Sport builds physical strength and endurance; it’s a place to nurture friendships and develop social skills. Using adapted equipment allows people of different abilities to fully participate in physical activities. Models of APE and APA reflect this: e.g. TREE, STEP… Why??? $$$ Availability ?? X X X
Adapt It Sport empowers teachers, coaches and leaders with the principles of adaptation and supports them to include all people on the field, in the classroom and in society…
Principles of Equipment Adaptation Equipment demonstration Getting creative!
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Racquets Hand racquet Light racquet (can vary size)
Cycling Huffington Post: Lose the Training Wheels
(Mendez-Gimenez & Fernadez-Rio, 2011)
…Creativity is Key
1.A girl with a visual impairment wants to independently practice her basketball free-throw and wants to know when she is on target. 2.A man with cerebral palsy (with ambulation and coordination deficits) wants to practice his golf swing. 3.A child who uses an electric wheelchair (e.g. C7/C8 spinal cord injury: some use of fingers) wants to hit a hockey puck into a goal/target. 4.A physical education teacher wants a way to communicate with a boy who is deaf and blind to let him know which pins he has knocked down when he bowls. 5.A boy with a visual impairment wants to play snooker and know where the hole is and when he is successful.
6. A boy with a severe visual impairment wants to independently practice the volleyball serve to a target. 7. A girl with a visual impairment wants to run hurdles (safely jump hurdles independently). 8. A boy who uses an electric wheelchair (some use of wrist and fingers; no bicep) wants to ‘catch’ a ball thrown by his brother and roll it back to him. 9. A girl with cerebral palsy (coordination and ambulation deficits but can walk independently with crutches) wants to independently practice her fore and backhand tennis stroke. 10. A girl who uses an electric wheelchair (some use of wrist and fingers; no bicep) wants to ‘shoot’ a ball in a basketball ring (height can be adapted). 11. A boy who uses an electric wheelchair (some use of wrist and fingers; no bicep) wants to ‘bat’ a ball in a rounder's/baseball game.
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References: Aharoni, H. (1984). Games and Activities for Severely Handicapped Students Utilized Small Space and Minimal Equipment, Practical Pointers,5(11), 27 Griffin, A. (2005) ACCESSories: Adapted Physical Education Equipment Designed with Activity in Mind Healy, S. (2013). Adapting Equipment for Teaching Object Skills (in press). Palaestra Mendez-Gimenez, A. & Fernadez-Rio, J. (2011) Homemade Equipment as an Educational Tool in a Group of Students Enrolled in a Physical Education Teacher Education Program, in, AIESEP Book of Proceedings 2011; Limerick, Ireland. Sullivan, T., Slagle, C., Hapshie, T.J., Brevard, D. & Brevard, V. (2012). Build It So They Can Play: Affordable Equipment for Adapted Physical Education, Champaign: Human Kinetics.