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With the loss of sight and hearing, an individual’s sensory input and experiences are reduced and overall development may be delayed. As a result, limits or predetermined expectations are sometimes placed on individuals who are deaf-blind by parents, professionals, agencies, and people who are deaf-blind themselves. This is equally true regarding recreational activities. Creative adaptations can alter recreation activities and programs so they will meet unique needs and provide fun and healthy exercise for all who participate. The purpose of this article is to encourage parents, teachers, professionals, therapists, and consumers, to set up and adapt recreational activities and programs to meet the needs of all children and adults.


Added by permission of the Perkins School for the Blind.

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Lieberman, L.J. (1996). Adapting games, sports and recreation for children and adults who are deaf-blind. Deaf-Blind Perspectives, 3(3), 5-8.