Aquatics for Individuals With Challenges
- Author: Susan J. Grosse
- © 2021
- 155 pages
- 7 x 10
- Print book
- Ebook available on Amazon here
Audience: Professionals who work with individuals with challenges in an aquatic environment; also for those who train or supervise such professionals.
Aquatics for Individuals with Challenges is a guide for swim instructors, coaches, and others who are looking for strategies to help individuals with challenges achieve the full benefits of participation in swimming or related activities. It goes beyond traditional teaching and training methods that focus on skill development, and provides practical information that explores:
- What are the benefits of aquatics for individuals with challenges?
- What are the safety and risk management considerations when assisting individuals with challenges?
- What are the physical, intellectual, and behavioral conditions that create challenges for individuals who participate in aquatic activities, and what are the characteristics?
- How can aquatic activities and teaching methods be individualized, from a developmental perspective, to meet the goals of participants with challenges?
- What are practical methods to use for program administration and implementation?
Whether you are new to aquatics or an experienced professional, Aquatics for Individuals with Challenges provides a clear explanation of how to put concepts into practice, and assist individuals in an instructional, competitive, recreational, or therapeutic setting.
Chapter 1 - PRIORITIES
Providing Developmental Opportunities
Nurturing Individuals with Challenges
Chapter 2 - BENEFITS
Health and Physical Fitness
Intellectual and Cognitive
Speech and Language
Chapter 3 - SAFETY
General Safety Recommendations
Implementation of Safety Rules
Breathing, Submersions, and Hyponatremia
Chapter 4 - CHALLENGE SPECIFIC CHARACTERISTICS
Developmental Delay Challenges
Learning and Processing Challenges
Other Health Challenges
Chapter 5 - INDIVIDUALIZING AQUATICS
Transfer of Learning
Activity Modifications and Motor Performance Variations
Alternatives to Swimming
Chapter 6 - PROGRAM ADMINISTRATION
Chapter 7 -PROGRAM IMPLEMENTATION
Evaluation and Feedback
Documentation and Reporting
Critical Incident Reporting
Transition to Inclusive Aquatics
Elite Level Participation
CASE STUDY WORKSHEETS
About the Author
Susan J. Grosse, president of Aquatic Consulting & Education Resource Services, has authored many publications on aquatics including Water Learning and Lifeguard Training Activities and Games (both published by Human Kinetics), as well as Assessment of Swimming in Physical Education (published by the National Association for Sport and Physical Education). Her numerous aquatic articles have appeared in the International Journal of Aquatic Research and Education, the Journal of the International Council for Health, Physical Education, Recreation—Sport and Dance, American Therapeutic Recreation Journal, Parks and Recreation, National Aquatic Journal, Palaestra, Strategies and AKWA. She has edited the Aquatic Therapy Journal and serves as a reviewer for several national journals.
Her work in adapted aquatics began at F. J. Gaenslen Orthopedic School in Milwaukee, WI and continues today on the online education faculty of the Aquatic Therapy and Rehab Institute. She is a Master Clinician in Adapted Aquatics and past chair of the AAHPERD Aquatic Council. She has been an instructor trainer for the American Red Cross for five decades. She is a nationally recognized presenter in the field and continues to travel to present workshops.