Event Title

Adaptive Swimming as a Form of Social Work with Children with Disabilities

Location

CSU 253

Start Date

16-4-2013 11:10 AM

End Date

16-4-2013 12:10 PM

Student's Major

Elementary and Early Childhood Education

Student's College

Education

Mentor's Name

Elizabeth Sandell

Mentor's Department

Elementary and Early Childhood Education

Mentor's College

Education

Description

In Russia, “social pedagogy” combines education with social work. Social pedagogy with disabled children has been found to be more and more effective when combined with active physical training. Adaptive physical education (APE) is one approach that is being used for individuals with congenital disabilities as well as those with disabilities due to injury or illness. APE has been implemented for rehabilitation and adaptation so that people with disabilities can overcome physical and psychological barriers. Such special exercises support children with disabilities to develop their skills and to build on their strengths. In Magadan, Russia, adaptive swimming is part of an APE program. This case study describes adaptive swimming as a form of social work with disabled children during 2012 – 2013. The report presents the goals, objectives, and methods used by coaches and teachers to implement the program.

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Adaptive Swimming as a Form of Social Work with Children with Disabilities

CSU 253

In Russia, “social pedagogy” combines education with social work. Social pedagogy with disabled children has been found to be more and more effective when combined with active physical training. Adaptive physical education (APE) is one approach that is being used for individuals with congenital disabilities as well as those with disabilities due to injury or illness. APE has been implemented for rehabilitation and adaptation so that people with disabilities can overcome physical and psychological barriers. Such special exercises support children with disabilities to develop their skills and to build on their strengths. In Magadan, Russia, adaptive swimming is part of an APE program. This case study describes adaptive swimming as a form of social work with disabled children during 2012 – 2013. The report presents the goals, objectives, and methods used by coaches and teachers to implement the program.

Recommended Citation

Kalugin, Andrew. "Adaptive Swimming as a Form of Social Work with Children with Disabilities." Undergraduate Research Symposium, Mankato, MN, April 16, 2013.
http://cornerstone.lib.mnsu.edu/urs/2013/oral-session-08/3