iPlay ( University of Limerick)
i-PLAY is a 10 week physical activity programme within the Physical Education & Sports Science (PESS) Dept. at UL. It is designed for children, youth, and young adults with special needs. We are looking to admit young people, aged 5 to 21 years, to engage in various physical activities (dance, games, HRA, etc.) once a week for the duration of the programme. Each participant will be paired with PE students during the academic year receiving individual attention, support, and encouragement. The focus will be on promoting physical activity for young people; incorporating it into their daily life (i.e., school, after school, and at home). The main goals of the programme are:
To provide young people with special needs the opportunity to play and interact socially with peers,
To provide pre-service Physical Education teachers with the opportunity to gain experience in planning and assisting youth with special needs as it relates to the physical activity setting, and
To provide families an opportunity to connect with one another as a way to support each other and their children with special needs.
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