Build it so they can play : affordable equipment for adapted by Teresa Sullivan, Cindy Slagle, T.J. Hapshie, Debbie Brevard,

By Teresa Sullivan, Cindy Slagle, T.J. Hapshie, Debbie Brevard, Vic Brevard

Brimming with useful principles, Build It to allow them to Play assists actual schooling academics, caregivers, and play team and sport leaders in construction tailored gear and imposing linked actions to create a profitable studying atmosphere for college kids with disabilities.

Build It to allow them to Play deals a number gear construction initiatives, together with gear to change participation in ordinary activities and game actions; relief with vestibular and wonderful motor improvement; and inspire audio, visible, and tactile stimulation. each apparatus venture, from the easiest to the main concerned, has been box confirmed to make sure good fortune by way of the authors—all veteran tailored actual educators. step by step directions, diagrams, and targeted images might help you accomplish every one of those DIY tasks. Plus, a whole checklist of fabrics and a listing of beneficial instruments assist you remain equipped and shop time.

Using low-cost development provides and located or recycled goods, you could improve your choice of tailored actual schooling provides for a fragment of the price of new gear! Make a cellular low basketball target with a trash can, plywood, and your screwdriver; or flip an umbrella right into a sensory cellular. it's also possible to build your individual treatment mattress giving scholars who use wheelchairs the liberty to go away the chair with out mendacity at the flooring. And, each one undertaking contains extra principles to be used and recommendations for customizing the gear for varied skills and purposes.

Are tight budgets forcing you to do extra with much less? With Build It to allow them to Play, you could flip less pricey into more fun on your scholars. seize your software belt and begin development a good PE event for all!

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Attach one trim board to each side of 4-foot section of 1-by-6-inch piece of wood. Reinforce the connection by applying wood glue before screwing the two pieces together. 46 Build It So They Can Play ▶▶ Ideas for Using This Equipment • Use this for bocce ball, practice bowling, and target ball for students in wheelchairs. • Use foam and lighter balls. ▶▶ Modifications Try making the board longer or wider, or use a material other than wood. modified equipment for sport and recreation activities 47 Hula Hoop Basketball ▶▶ Need and Disability This is for students of all abilities but on a lower level of play.

Finishing touches: • Add trim boards around the edges for a clean appearance as shown in the diagram. • Add a top piece for a clean appearance. Cut out slits in the wood that line up with the gaps in the MDF game board so that the pieces can slide down easily. Use the remaining MDF to cut 42 discs with a 5-inch hole cutter. These will be used as the game pieces. As you cut the game pieces, a hole will be left in the center of each one and can be used for storage (see optional step 19). Paint 21 of the discs red and the other 21 blue.

Attach the U-shaped trim boards you just assembled to 1/2-inch plywood with two 3-inch hinges about 3 inches apart. 24 Build It So They Can Play Back view 5 points 3 points Hinges 1 point ▶▶ Ideas for Using This Equipment • Toss washers at target; receive points for hitting target. The first to reach 25 points wins. • Modify distance washers are thrown. 12/424551/Tammy • Vary the points available for each hole. Page/R3-ke Equipment for Sport and Recreation Activities 25 Hose Rocket (Zip-Line) ▶▶ Need and Disability This is a modified zip-line and is a tool for students of all abilities.

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