Sports, Games & Hobbies

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Learning with Blindness Webinar Series

March 21, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
United States
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Academics are important, but so is knowing how to relax and have fun during your leisure time. Having interests and hobbies helps students who are visually impaired bond with their peers and find enjoyment in their days.

Most sighted children learn how to exercise and play sports and games through casual observation. For children who are visually impaired, however, those activities must be taught. Oftentimes a few modifications or a piece of simple equipment are all you need to help your son or daughter enjoy healthy activities like swimming, jogging or even weightlifting.

In this hour-long webinar with Matt LaCortiglia, you will learn:

  • Strategies to help select quality and rewarding activities based on your child’s interests and abilities
  • Questions and considerations to assess the accessibility of recreational services or equipment to ensure a good match and positive experience (download Matt's helpful Recreational Activity Guide)
  • Strategies to help your child remain physically active after they transition to adulthood

Webinar presenter

Matt LaCortiglia, Adapted Physical Education Coordinator and Teacher

A headshot of Matt LaCortigliaMatt LaCortiglia, M.Ed., has 20 years of professional experience in the field of Adapted Physical Education (APE) as a teacher, coach, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and Certified Inclusive Fitness Trainer. He is currently an APE Department Coordinator and teacher in the Deafblind Program at Perkins School for the Blind, and received the Amelia Riou Adapted Physical Education Teacher of the Year Award in 2015. 

Event Date: 
March 21, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
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