February is National Therapeutic Recreation Month! The goal of therapeutic recreation is to provide children, youth and their families with the skills, resources and opportunities necessary to develop lifelong leisure skills, while promoting community interaction. Learn about Therapeutic Recreation at Grandview: http://www.grandviewcc.ca/programs/therapeutic-recreation
This photo shows an equipment modification for a student who uses a wheelchair. The set up allows the student to roll the dowel and strike an object. This would enable students who use wheelchairs to participate in a striking unit.
Summer is a great time for kids to get outdoors and play, but for some kids, summer activities may require adaptive equipment or specialized coaching. Luckily, there are many great therapeutic recreation programs for children with special needs.
This year's Open Day will take place on September 11. The Open Day is the event of the year for the Johan Cruyff Foundation. During the day a large number of projects and organizations for children with disabilities will have the opportunity to present their sport. Children with and without disabilities who enroll in this day can look, but especially to participate in more than thirty different sports and activities.
This is a great way to modify a wheelchair for children that use a wheelchair. This modification allows children to participate in activities such as kickball, soccer, and floor hockey without the wheelchair disabling them.
This page contains a link to a word document. The document contains a list of equipment that has been modified for students who have disabilities. There is equipment that can benefit students who have visual, auditory, and motor disabilities.
This is a warm up for an adapted physical education class. With large groups, students work on lifting the hoop over their head in a team effort. This warm-up is great for students who have visual, intellectual, or physical disabilities.