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Inclusion Video Soccer 082718

Inclusion Video Soccer 082718


Thank you for watching this Inclusion Video Series. The purpose of this Inclusion Video Series is to help teachers, parents, and coaches include children with visual impairments in after school sports and in physical education. We would like to thank the Lavelle Foundation, The College at Brockport, Camp Abilities, and the Institute on Movement Studies for Individuals for Visual Impairment for their support for this video series. Hi Everyone. My name is Lindsay Ball. I’m a Paralympic Alpine Skier and I just
ran the Buffalo Marathon. Today we are here to talk to you and show
you how to modify soccer for children who are blind and visually impaired. Soccer is actually a sport that is really
common for children who are blind and visually impaired to play and it is also a
paralympic sport. So here we are to show you some of the simple
modifications that you can make to include the children in your class who are blind or
visually impaired and who may play sports after school. Tip #1: Field orientation Tactile boards are an effective way to teach
a child with VI the field orientation, providing the child with the concept of the field, including
sidelines, the center and the goals. Here, Jayson is feeling the tactile board for
soccer. Tip #2: Goal orientation After walking the perimeter of the field with
the student with VI, make sure that you let him or her feel the height the width of the
soccer goal. Tip #3: Provide instruction Teach game objectives, rules, and definitions
of game specific skills, such as dribbling, passing, and shooting. Tip #4: Teach whole-part-whole Teach the whole game before breaking down
the game into parts. This means the whole game itself and the skills
involved. For example, to teach a student with VI to
dribble, have a peer dribble the ball and explain using clear and concise language what
the peer is doing so the student with VI understands the concept of dribbling. In the same sense have the class play a soccer
game and provide a step-by-step description of what is happening on the field so the student
learns what soccer looks like before you teach him or her the component parts. Once the child understands the game, then
she or he is ready to learn the skills used in the game and will soon be on the road to
participation. Tip #5: Teach physical guidance Physical guidance is when the instructor or
a peer moves the child through the motions so the child with VI knows what to do for
a skill. Always ask the child permission before touching
him or her. Physical guidance should be taught while using
clear and concise verbal description. Tip #6: Teach tactile modeling Tactile modeling is when the student with
VI feels the instructor or a peer go through the motions so she or he knows what to do
for the skill. Tip #7: Task analysis Task analysis is breaking down the skill into
component parts so that the student with VI learns each part and how each part flows from
one movement to the next. The example here is dribbling. Notice that the student starts out dribbling
slowly while walking. Next, the student picks up their speed to
dribble through the cones at a jogging pace and continues to increase the pace to a run
as his skill level increases. Here, the skill of shooting on goal is broken
down into a three-step approach, foot plant, contact with the instep of the foot and follow
through towards the target. Tip #8: Game modifications Some game modifications for soccer include
1. making the ball visually more visible or audible by using contrasting colors, a bell
soccer ball, or place a soccer ball in a plastic bag. 2. A sound source should be used behind the
goal to help the athlete with VI locate it 3. Bright colored pinnies should be worn for
athletes with low vision to more easily locate their teammates on the field. 4. Verbal or audio, such as clapping, assistance
should be used for directional indicators. 5. A human guide could also be used in the
game. Tip #9: Game announcing Always have an announcer for games so the
student with VI knows what is happening during a game. Tips for teaching children who are deafblind 1. Determine the best way to communicate before
and during the activity which may be tactile signs or tactile cues. 2. Ensure the student knows all terms associated
with the sport. 3. Teach them the concepts of the game with the
relevant signs. 4. Explain the signs and names of all equipment,
scoring, and strategies. 5. Ensure they have clear communication during
the activity. If you have a child who excels at soccer,
he or she can be eligible to play five-a-side soccer, which is a Paralympic sport. The United States is working on putting together
a team. Please contact The United States Association
for Blind Athletes if you would like more information. With few modifications you can include all children in soccer. Support for this video provided by:
The Lavelle Fund for the Blind The College at Brockport,
Camp Abilities Institute for Movement Studies for Individuals with Visual Impairments and
American Printing House for the Blind Special thanks to all the talent who made
this video possible. Executive Producer
Dr. Lauren J. Lieberman Content Specialist and Script Writers
Dr. Melanie Perreault Dr. Pamela Haibach-Beach
Dr. Cathy Houston-Wilson Tristan Pierce, Lindsay Ball Narrator
Dr. Ruth Childs Video Producer
Ann M. Giralico Pearlman

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