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1 Physical Education for Blind and Visually Impaired Students Jodi Carlsgaard SDSBVI Instructor Dakota AER Conference April 27-29, 2011

2 Learning Objectives: Why is physical education important for students who are blind and visually impaired? How to include students who are blind and visually impaired in your physical education class and at home. Equipment that can be used during your classes and at home. Games that I have modified for our students.

3 Why Physical Education for my student? Can’t see, don’t move! Don’t move, less healthy, less development of the brain, and less likely to do well in school and life. Everyone can do something to move their body.

4 Get your student included! Start moving as soon as possible Peer partners Your partner Modify the activity Entire class under blind fold when playing the activity Use sound locators: jingle bells, beepers Set your expectations high

5 Equipment Jingle Bell Balls Beeper Balls Jingle Bells Sound Locators Guide Rope or Wire Walkers Ropeless Jump Rope Cones Poly Spots ETC.

6 Fitness Cardio Strength Endurance Balance Coordination Healthy Fun

7 Running on the Wire

8 Cool Down

9 Galloping on Wire

10 Swimming Life Long Activity for Everyone Safety Great way to exercise Fun

11 Lanes

12 Warm-Ups

13 Backstroke Tapper

14 Student Swimming

15 Playing Games 30 Love Modified Soccer Volleyball Floor Hockey Parachute Relay’s Fun!

16 30 Love Modified APH Game Pair students up Start with rolling balls back and forth Each team with a racquet, ball, noodle, and score card Set up 8 targets (hula hoops, posters, etc.) around play area: set them high, low, large and small Students keep score like golf, student may use noodle, bounce and hit, or toss and hit If student does not hit target within four swings they get a score of 5 at that target Students want a low score to win!

17 30 Love Modified Pictures

18 Partner up Find someone who likes the same season as you do, go!

19 Soccer Modifications Use a jingle bell ball Partner students, one with vision, and one student without Student without vision can use their hands Set up rules according to students abilities Example: Partners must pass ball before kicking for a score. No one can steal a pass made to student who has no vision.

20 Soccer

21 Partner Up Find a partner with the same color of eyes as you, go!

22 Volleyball Modifications Practice volleyball skills using the wall first Use a net or not Use a large, soft, bright ball Ball can bounce before student hits it over Student who has a hard time seeing ball can capture ball prior to hitting it over If student is in wheelchair and the ball hits them it is their ball. A partner can hold ball for them to hit it over. Ball may bounce and another student can hit it over Always explain the actual rules and pieces of equipment used in the game

23 Partner Up Find someone with the same color of shoes as you are wearing, go!

24 Floor Hockey Equipment: foam hockey sticks, jingle bell ball, cones Depending on ability of students put the more capable on one side of the court, with the rule they cannot cross over Partner students: one with vision one without vision Use same rules as soccer Set up goals: I use floor mats that contrast with wall of gym Set up cones as boundaries that players cannot go past, this is the goalies area

25 Make a Team Make teams of four with whoever likes the same kind of chocolate, go!

26 Parachute Use the size of parachute that is appropriate size for your group of students Use jingle bell balls as popcorn Explain why it is important to listen, and follow rules for safety Partner students up who will need assistance Great Fitness activity! Fun!!

27 Relay’s Use scooters Partner students up Use guide wire Use sound locators Make it challenging Have Fun!

28 Make a Team Make a team of four with whoever has the same length of hair as you do, go!

29 Books and Catalogs I use: Sportime Flaghouse SPARKS Curriculum Inclusive Games Movement Fun for Everyone! by Susan L. Kasser All Active 35 Inclusive Physical Activities by Kiwi Bielenberg Adapted Games & Activities from Tag to Team Building by Pattie Rouse Encouraging Physical Activity for Preschoolers with Visual Impairment by British Columbia Blind Sports and Recreation Association PE Central American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Abilitations sp?type=IBE&name=Abilitations_Landing_Page&minisite= sp?type=IBE&name=Abilitations_Landing_Page&minisite=10206 APH

30 Thank you Questions


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