[blindkid] Guided running techniques for blind grade-school kids

Pat Renfranz dblair2525 at msn.com
Fri Apr 11 02:41:11 UTC 2014

Oh, and I didn't see the volleyball comment: In junior high PE, Caroline
would stand on one side of the net with her team and get bonked in the head
without warning as the other side served. Fortunately, no one was good
enough to really aim for her. It gave us a laugh.

On 4/10/14 5:19 PM, "Arielle Silverman" <arielle71 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi all,
> I'm on a message board where a mom of a blind 6-year-old described how
> her daughter hates PE and running. She wanted to decrease her
> daughter's gym time. I asked her how her daughter runs in PE class,
> and she said that her daughter runs with another child and she folds
> her cane in half, holds one side and has the other child hold the
> other to guide her. That method doesn't sound great to me, but I'm not
> very athletic and don't know what the best alternative is to suggest.
> What do you think would be the best way for a young blind student to
> participate in running along with her peers? The mom also asked
> whether volleyball can be adapted for the blind and I didn't know the
> answer to that either. So any advice from you more athletic folks
> would be great!
> Arielle
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