TITLE

Activities for Children With Severe Cerebral Palsy

AUTHOR(S)
Miller, S. E.; Schaumberg, K.
PUB. DATE
October 1988
SOURCE
Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly;Oct1988, Vol. 5 Issue 4, p276
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The purpose of this paper was to provide examples of physical activities in which children with severe spastic cerebral palsy can participate. These activities were designed in consultation with a physical therapist and used in elementary and middle schools. They included the four-pin stretch, sitting t-ball, hit and move, soccer kick, wheelchair knockdown, and tetherball. Each activity was described and illustrated. Also mentioned was the importance of cooperative planning with allied health personnel and the need to analyze and adapt skills that lead to successful performance. This paper is most useful for practitioners seeking activities that can be safely and successfully employed in an adapted physical education class. It could also serve as supplemental reading for undergraduate physical education majors enrolled in an adapted physical education class. For students, the paper identifies activities that could be utilized in an adapted laboratory experience or included in their adapted physical education activity notebook.
ACCESSION #
20724748

 

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