Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that causes delays in verbal and nonverbal communication and social interaction, as well as exhibition of ritualistic and compulsive behaviors. Children with autism have severe communication, language, and social interaction problems compared to their nondisabled peers. Therefore, teaching games is an essential need to develop vital social skills of children with autism (Maurice, Green, & Fox, 2001; Leaf & McEaching, 1999). Moreover, the literature states that children with autism have poor motor skills compared to their non-disabled peers. The purpose of this presentation is to provide basic strategies and tips for teaching aquatic skills to children with autism. In addition, information about our recent research efforts in teaching aquatic skills for children with autism and practical applications will be discussed with video demonstrations.
|Presenter:||Ferman Konukman (Faculty)|
|Topic:||Kinesiology, Sport Studies and Physical Education|
|Time:||1:15 pm Session III|