In this video, students will learn about equine-assisted therapy and how working with horses helps individuals with intellectual disabilities to develop new skills through their interactions.
Learn about working in sports therapy from Anita O’Brian, a therapeutic recreation specialist. She manages SportsNet at Rochester Rehabilitation in Rochester, New York. She explains how she enables people to participate in a wide variety of therapeutic recreation activities.
Everyone loves music! Learn about music therapy, as a profession, and how it is used to increase communication, inclusion and builds skills for people with disabilities.
Learn about the work of speech pathologists and what they do to help children with communicative disorders. This video was produced on-site at CP Rochester Augustin Children's Center.
In this video, Move It!, cast members learn the importance of reading nutrition labels and what parts are most significant. Focusing on the serving size and calories, Pat Mizerak, a registered dietician United Health Services, teaches the pair to not only look at the calories because the serving size could be much higher than 1 which would result in a higher calorie intake. They also discuss how many calories a person should consume a day which is dependent on one’s age, gender and build.
Using this "Cool It!" video, children learn the art of goal setting. The instructor, Kelsey, gives the group some categories, such as friends/family and school/education, to choose from and visualize/write what they want to have or change within that category. Then, the group writes a paragraph about their goal using specific details. Finally, they close their eyes and visualize a specific goal.
Learn about beep baseball. It is a modified form of baseball that allows the blind and visually impaired to the play the game.
The purpose of this activity is to put students in the frame of mind for developing short- and long-term physical activity plans with the objective of providing a sense of competence and positive self-image, as well as setting life-long patterns of physical activity. In particular, students are to use standard graphing techniques to indicate changes over time, as well as using visual depictions of data collected and subsequently analyzed. By emphasizing effort over actual performance, students will be motivated to engage in physical activity for more personal, intrinsic reasons rather than for extrinsic, performance-based reasons.
This alignment results from the ALEX Health/PE COS Resource Alignment Summit.