Adapted physical education

Adapted physical education is a diverse programme of developmental activities, exercises, games, rhythms and sports designed to meet the unique physical education needs of individuals with disabilities. It plays a vital role in increasing the confidence level, improving body language rhythm poise, and balance.

Jyothirgamaya aims to train its participants in adapted physical education, so as to enable them to be somewhat physically fit.

A variety of activities can be conducted to train the blind in adapted physical education, such as rope running, guide running, playing games with the help of a sound ball, jogging with partner, indoor exercises, tug of war, ETC. The candidates shall also be taught proper posture, straight walking and other methods to improve their fitness and body language.

 

 

Physical Education is important for the health and well being of people of all ages. It is enjoyable, builds self- confidence and improves ones health and fitness.

  • Specific sports skills are developed in individual as well as team sports. Students experience a variety of lifetime and recreational activities.

  • Students who are blind or visually impaired also need to experience physical activity.

 

It has been found that, Children who are visually impaired, and blind consistently exhibited lower levels of fitness than sighted peers.

Furthermore, for children who are blind, activities of daily living demand increased energy; and the need to be fit might be even greater.

Physical activity levels of children who are visually impaired and blind can be improved, therefore improving comfort and success of movement