418Thursday, March 15, 2007

12:30 PM-1:30 PMConvention Center:Ballroom III
AAPAR/Adapted Physical Activity Council
Creative Dance and Movement Program for Students with Intellectual Disabilities
Students with cognitive and intellectual disabilities are entitled to and benefit from creative learning opportunities. Dance and movement can be vehicles that enable these children to express their feelings, promote inferential thinking skills, and to recreate sequential events through dance movement. This session, presented by students and professors, will demonstrate modifications of popular dances in an inclusive setting. The presentation will consist of a short DVD show on actual creative dances with children with disabilities, a teaching workshop, and discussion on modifications and teaching considerations. This session will teach PE teachers how to teach dance to students with intellectual disabilities.
Keyword(s): adapted physical activity, creative movement, dance
Speakers: Daniel Reid Swartz, Jinjin Yang, Charles Budz, Tim Stella, Amy Gilchrist and Jeffrey A. Craig, Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, CT

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