PHYSICAL EDUCATION RESOURCES
Winnick and Short. Brockport Physical Fitness: A Health-Related Test for Youth with Physical and Mental Disabilities. 1999. This criterion-referenced fitness standard is designed for youth ages 10 to 17 years and up with special needs.
GAMES for People with Sensory Impairments Strategies for Including Individuals of All Ages
This book from APH provides information on what to do, how to do it and why. It helps teachers locate games and activities that are appropriate for students with visual impairments. The Game Finder Key identifies each game by name, category, sport skill,physical and motor fitness, and fundamental motor patterns and skills.
Going Places, Resource Guide
This book, available through APH, provides transition guidelines for students with visual impairments. It is a resource guide for teens and young adults that promotes independent physical activity. It outlines a step-by-step process for choosing and participating in sports and other physical activities outside of the school arena.
Lieberman, Lauren J. Physical Education and Sports for People with Visual Impairments and Deafblindness: Foundations of Instruction. AFB Press, 2012. This resource book provides suggestions on teaching the skills that will enable both children and adults with visual impairments and deafblindness to participate in physical education, recreation, sports, and lifelong health and fitness activities.
Portable Sound Source, Sound Localization Guidebook: Activities for Developing Sound Localization Skills
This book, available through APH, provides teachers of young learners who are visually impaired with specific activities that may be used to develop sound localization skills. Group games are presented to practice those skills.
APH, The American Printing House for the Blind offers a wealth of information on Adapted P.E. for students with visual impairments. Resource areas include: PE programs, organizations, advocacy, articles, books, equipment events, features, magazines, mailing lists, national services, products, regional and state resources, sport camps, technology, toys and games, videos and websites.
Beep Kickball is an adapted sport for people who are visually impaired or blind. It is played on a flat grassy field with a ball that beeps and two bases that buzz. There is no second base, no throwing the ball and no running around all the bases. There are six players on each team and everyone wears a blindfold to equalize the differences in vision. Detailed rules of play can be found on the Beep Kickball Association's official website!
Flaghouse is a supplier that offers resources for physical activity, recreation, education and special needs. Adapted Physical Education materials include beeper balls, a beeper baseball kit, beeper box set.
Foundation for the Junior Blind
The Foundation for the Junior Blind provides recreational services for children who are blind or visually impaired.
USABA is a national organization that provides sports opportunities to thousands of children, youth, adults and veterans who are blind and visually impaired. In addition to providing people who are blind and visually impaired with athletic opportunities, the second part of USABA's mission is to change society's negative stereotypes concerning the abilities of blind people as well as other disabled individuals. Combating stereotypes is achieved by both educating the public through various media avenues as well as by training athletes to enter schools and community organizations to directly address disability issues.
30-Love Tennis Kit
This kit, available from APH, provides students who are blind or visually impaired access to game of tennis. The kit includes 2 blindfolds, 2 rackets, a set of 6 sound-adapted tennis balls along with a guidebook.
APH Sound Balls
This two-tone sound ball from APH is designed to accommodate individuals who wear hearing aids and who may have difficulty hearing higher pitched sounds. It helps students with visual impairments to throw, catch, and kick a ball when they are young in order to participate in sports when they get older.
Beeping Soccer Ball
This beeping soccer ball is available commercially. The ball provides audio guide during play and has a built in on and off switch.
This ball, developed by Sporttime, is a battery operated ball that is commercially available for purchase. The ball provides audio guide during play and has a built in on and off switch.
Create your own beeper balls for a fraction of the price using the Beeper Box that is available from braillebookstore.com!
Jump Rope to Fitness Kit
This kit, available from APH, provides individuals with visual impairments the tools to jump rope independently, learn specific skills, and set goals. It includes three different styles of jump ropes and a mat for shock absorption that defines a safe space in which to jump.
Portable Sound Source
This portable sound source from APH creates audio tones that provide directional cues for orientation and mobility, sound localization training, or for playground games and sports. It produces continuous sounds, allowing for the option to create slurring effects by slowly or quickly turning the knobs.
Portable Sound Source, Sport Edition
This portable sound source from APH allows teachers to create audio tones that provide directional cues for orientation and mobility, sound localization training, or for playground games and sports.
Walk-Run for Fitness Kit
This Kit,available from APH, includes a personal guidewire system that can be set up in a backyard, school, or park. If running or walking with a human guide, you can use the kits adjustable tether, which is long enough to accommodate wheelchair users.
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TVI's Guide to Teaching the ECC: An Activities Based Curriculum for Teaching Students who are Blind or Visually Impaired
Written specifically for fellow itinerant Teachers of Students with Visual Impairments (TVI’s), this book consists of over 400 activities and topic areas of discussion for instructing students in the Expanded Core Curriculum. The activities are age-neutral and multi-sensory and therefore can meet the needs of the broad range of students served on an itinerant caseload serving. The activities can be individualized to the students various learning modalities and scaffold in order to challenge students but ensure success. Select those activities that align with the student’s learning objects based on the student’s unique visual needs and academic and developmental level.
The core activities listed in the Activity section can be adapted to each thematic unit. These include:
In addition to the core activity areas, each of the 32 Thematic Units incorporates additional unique ECC concepts and skills providing you with a years’ worth of activities. These units are cyclical and can be used repeatedly to help students build on prior knowledge and develop a deeper understanding of concepts. Each unit includes suggestions for activity adaptation associated with the unit. These include lists of objects, possible community based experiences, environmental print, poems, children & young reader books, children's songs, pop culture songs, movies, and websites.
Unique Concepts within the Units include:
Although the intended audience of this resource is fellow Teachers of Students with Visual Impairments, special education teachers may find these activities beneficial to the students in their classrooms as the activities are multisensory and include life skills and concepts needed by all students. This resource, however, is not intended to take the place of a Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments (TVI). Readers are advised to consult their own TVI’s regarding instruction in the ECC and the unique visual needs of the student’s served in their programs.
Note: This curriculum is a digital pdf download. Once you make your purchase you will be directed to an order confirmation page where you will find the download link. This download will also be included on the receipt sent to the email address you provide. The pdf download can be found directly under the order number.
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Digital pdf download: 364 pages (11 pt font)
Publisher: Teaching Students with Visual Impairments
Author: Carmen Willings
Visual Efficiency & Magnifier Fluency Grab & Go ECC Supplements
This workbook is a pdf download that can be printed on demand for use with students. It contains five different types of worksheets for developing visual motor skills and near magnifier fluency skills particularly with the use of a video magnifier. As a supplement to the TVI’s Guide to the ECC, the worksheets correspond to each of the 32 ECC Thematic units. The worksheets, along with a list of environmental print for each thematic unit, are designed to help students refine their visual motor skills while reinforcing ECC concepts presented in the thematic units.
Visual Efficiency & Near Magnifier Fluency Worksheet Details:
Digital pdf download: 210 pages
Publisher: Teaching Students with Visual Impairments
Author: Carmen Willings