Developing Appropriate Participant Behaviors for Maximum Learning in the Pool


  • Susan J. Grosse


Many individuals with behavior-related disabilities need guidance to assist them in developing behavior appropriate to safe and successful participation in swimming. This article provides information on how professionals in aquatics can provide behavioral influences for individuals as they participate in swimming. Creating a safe environment, setting the stage for appropriate behavioral interaction, and strategies for developing and maintaining appropriate behavior will be considered and practical suggestions for implementation provided.



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