A Practical Demonstration of Adaptations to Games for Children and Youth with a Disability

Chris Wright, Sarah LeBlanc

(Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence)

Learn some practical tips and tricks for including children and youth with a disability into your physical literacy games and activities. Adaptations include equipment, rules, space modifications and others in order to offer an inclusive and welcoming environment where everyone is able to participate and experience a positive result. Participants will walk away from the session feeling ready to adapt the design and delivery of programs to ensure resiliency and fun for all! PISE's Physical Literacy Department organizes approximately 40 Physical Literacy classes across Victoria in schools, Early Childhood Education (ECE) settings, community centers, recreation centers, and First Nation communities. The 24 Physical Literacy Leaders work with approximately 700 kids per week. Some of these programs are tailored to specialized populations such as the Early Childhood Intervention Program for children with a known delay or disability and our partnership with Canuck's Autism Network and their host of programs.