Adapted aquatics programming : a professional guide by Monica Lepore

By Monica Lepore

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This level may involve reverse mainstreaming, in which traditionally segregated activities are modified to accommodate participation by individuals without disabilities. While there are advantages and disadvantages to this approach, it adds another vehicle for recreation professionals to use in facilitating positive interaction between populations who too often have viewed each other from a distance. • Inclusive leisure programming is also referred to as zero exclusion and should be the ultimate goal of all recreation service providers.

Although he was considered a member of the school district’s multifactored team (M-team), his schedule rarely allowed him to attend IEP meetings. He provided his assessment data and recommendations via other team members. After a self-evaluation, the school district placed a greater emphasis on transition services for students aged 14 and older, and thus Mr. Moore’s position was redefined. He started to attend IEP meetings and through collaboration with caregivers, students with disabilities, and school district personnel helped select aquatics as an area of emphasis for all eligible students in order to address concerns in transition services.

A question often asked is, who are aquatic therapists? They are specialists in aquatics, movement, and chronic and acute disabilities and diseases. They often have degrees in sports medicine as certified athletic trainers (ATCs) or certified strength and conditioning coaches (CSCSs), in kinesiotherapy, in APE, in physical or occupational therapy, or in therapeutic recreation (TR). However, the answer to who is an aquatic therapist is still unresolved, and this service continues to evolve. As associations such as the American Physical Therapy Association, American Occupational Therapy Association, National Athletic Trainers’ Association, and AAPAR Council for Aquatic Professionals within AAHPERD continue to expand their aquatic therapy networks, aquatic therapy certification will continue to mature.

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