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Effectiveness of an Intensive Drowning Prevention Program and Skills Retention by Children with and without Disabilities
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This study examined the effectiveness of a drowning prevention program and the retention of swimming and water safety skills for 3-14 year-old children with and without disabilities. The intensive program, SWIM Central, used a top-down approach to teach 6 swimming and water safety skills during 10, 30-minute sessions. A post-participation parent survey results suggested that children ages 3-14 with and without disabilities who had previously participated in SWIM Central retained swimming and water safety skills to a similar degree. The current swim skill assessments showed that there was not an overall difference in swim skill performance in the presence of a disability; therefore, the SWIM Central program was effective in increasing overall swimming performance for children with and without disabilities.
Forde, Anna L. OTD, OTR/L, CTRS; Zeman, Emily A. OTD, MS, OTR/L; and Clarke, Lynn
"Effectiveness of an Intensive Drowning Prevention Program and Skills Retention by Children with and without Disabilities,"
International Journal of Aquatic Research and Education: Vol. 12:
2, Article 5.
Available at: https://scholarworks.bgsu.edu/ijare/vol12/iss2/5
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