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Adapted Physical Education


We Might Be Biased But...

goalball is an excellent activity for adapted physical education programs that aim to be inclusive of students who are blind or visually impaired.

This team sport emphasizes auditory senses and physical ability, making it highly accessible and inclusive for both visually impaired and fully sighted players.

When presented correctly, goalball promotes an inclusive, empathetic, and cooperative learning environment.

And the best part?

It isn't actually "adapted" since it was specifically designed with visually impaired participants in mind.

So, for a change,  it will be your sighted students who are visiting an unfamiliar environment creating an unforgetable educational experience you won't find in a book or video lesson.

How it supports adapted physical education and integration.

Designed for the Blind:
The sport was created to rehabilitate visually impaired World War II veterans, making it inherently suitable for individuals with visual impairments.

Emphasis on Other Senses:
Goalball relies on the senses of hearing and touch. The ball contains bells that jingle when in motion allowing players to track its position and movement and to facilitate safe and effective orientation, the court is outlined with tactile tape.

The rules and equipment, such as court and ball size, can be easily adapted to accommodate various skill levels and ages, making it a versatile choice for physical education at any level.
Integration of Sighted Students:
In 2006, Targe Innovations designed and engineered the worlds first real sport blindfold. This innovatiion in inclusive sport allows for a level playing field for all participants regardless of visual acuity. Bringing goalball into your curriculum creates a level playing field where sighted and visually impaired students can compete equally, fostering empathy and understanding.
Promotes Inclusivity:
Integrating sighted and visually impaired students in the same game can enhance social interaction and inclusion, breaking down barriers between students with different abilities.

Develops New Skills:  
Sighted students can develop non-visual skills and learn new ways to communicate and collaborate, enriching their physical education experience.


Physical Fitness:
Goalball provides a good physical workout, improving cardiovascular health, strength and agility.

Social Skills:
Playing in teams enhances communication, teamwork, and social interaction among all participants.

Sensory Skills:
The game helps in honing auditory and tactile skills, beneficial for all students, especially those who are visually impaired.

Problem Solving:
Goalball forces all participants to work together to solve unconventional problems in a sightless condition.

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