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Jump Rope For Heart and Hoops For Heart are national programs jointly sponsored by SHAPE America and the American Heart Association.


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Inclusive Adapted Program Ideas

 

One of the great things about JRFH/HFH is that all students can participate. You can easily modify jump rope or basketball activities for physically challenged students to provide a safe yet inclusive event. With a few modifications, you can ensure that everyone who wants to participate can join in.

 

As a first step, make sure students have the proper authorization for participating in the event. Assess each child's functional abilities and modify the program skills required to suit those abilities. You may want to provide one-on-one assistance for children with disabilities. For example, you might provide interpreters for hearing-impaired students.

 

You can modify activities in a variety of ways. The suggestions that follow are just some of the proven modifications that will enable physically challenged students to participate either program.

 

Jump Rope Ideas

 

Practical Suggestions for Teaching K-3 Rope Jumping to Learners with Disabilities (from Project Inspire at TWU)

 

Wheelchair Basketball

 

Wheelchair Basketball - Handling Skills