Teacher: Swimming lessons valuable for students with disabilities

01/4/2012 | Brownsville Herald (Texas), The

Special-education teacher Pamela Gross Downing describes a 10-year-old program in which students in special education receive three weeks of adaptive swimming lessons and water therapy each year from first grade until they are 21- or 22-years-old. Besides enhancing students' physical skills, the program offers students a chance to practice their communication and social skills as well as their focus, Downing writes.

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