Adapted Physical Education Transition Program
Mary Alice Ross & Sue Swigart- Adapted Physical Educators
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Students in the transition program participate in a community based recreation program emphasizing the development of skills in recreation and leisure activities. This instructional program provides students opportunities in the most natural environments in order to provide the greatest transfer of skills. Within this program, students learn activities that allow them to utilize their time constructively and with enjoyment in community related recreational programs. Instruction from the Adapted Physical Education teachers include adapting information, equipment, and teaching strategies to provide confidence for all students to learn and succeed to the best of their abilities. This program encourages the students to utilize their skills within their own community with family, friends, or individually throughout life.
Recreational activities include: horse back riding, ice skating, rock climbing, bowling, hiking, miniature golf, self-defense and boating which includes kayaking, row boating and peddle boating. Each activity in scheduled at a local community center all which are within 30 minutes driving time. The classes are scheduled for three periods (about 2 hours). Each unit is six weeks long which allows for noticeable development of skills and progress.
This program has been very successful in contributing to the overall curriculum for each student at the California School for the Blind. Students continue to enhance their self-esteem and confidence by participating in this program.
Community Based Program - Transition & Mainstream Students
Group Activities & Class Field Trips
Recreation and Leisure - Special Events