Recreation has benefits for everyone—fun, relaxation, fitness, socialization, and more!
This page provides resources on topics such as
- How to determine what children like to do
- How to teach recreational activities to children who are deaf-blind
- How to adapt activities, equipment, and settings to match a child's interests and capabilities
The resources are by Lauren Lieberman—some with co-authors—who has been teaching and writing about recreation for individuals who are deaf-blind for many years.
The provision of a well-rounded physical education program with a variety of sports, games, fitness, and lifetime recreation can increase the variety of opportunities and choices for children with visual impairments or deafblindness and lead to an increase in their sense of self-determination. (Lieberman, 2013, p. 62)
Possibilities: Recreational Experiences of Individuals who are Deafblind
A website highlighting the recreational and leisure pursuits of many individuals who are deafblind (American Printing House for the Blind).
Lieberman, L.J. (2002). Fitness for Individuals Who Are Visually Impaired or Deafblind. RE:view 34(1),13-23.
Lieberman, L. J., Ponchillia, P. E., & Ponchillia, S. V. (2013). Physical education and sports for people with visual impairments and deafblindness: Foundations of instruction. AFB Press.