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The Adventure Paradigm - Providing opporutnities for risk for people with disabilities.

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This interactive workshop will discuss providing ‘risk taking’ activities for people with disabilities. Current programs will be highlighted and personal experiences shared. Current literature and research will be discussed. At the completion of the session attendees will: Understand the importance of including risk elements in recreation and leisure. Learn how to shift from being ‘risk adverse’ to ‘risk aware’. Be able to apply the adventure experience paradigm to their current programming. Discuss the therapeutic value of Adventure based programming

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The Adventure Paradigm - Providing opporutnities for risk for people with disabilities.

  1. 1. The Adventure Paradigm- providing opportunities for risk for people with disabilities. Inclusion Conference May 29, 2015 Lisa Hughes
  2. 2. About me….. • Recreation Therapist • Part time faculty at Fleming College • Worked in many different settings • Junior Ranger • Camp Courageous of Iowa
  3. 3. Adventure Experience Paradigm • Exploration and Experimentation • Risk low, competence high • Adventure • Competence only slightly higher than risk • Peak Adventure • Competence = risk • Misadventure • Risk slightly higher than competence • Devastation and disaster • Competence is low and risk is high
  4. 4. Key Concepts • Adventure engages the whole person • Adventure happens in novel settings • Risks Hazards • Activities that have uncertain outcomes • Cooperative Environment • Unique problem solving • Feelings of accomplishment • Processing the experience
  5. 5. • Self-perception • We build this from our experiences, what we do we believe • Adventures- deemphasizes the need for language skills, more ‘lived experience’. • Self-efficacy • One’s belief they are capable of success, view themselves in a positive way, increases motivation • Important for generalizations- switching the ‘I can’t do that’ to ‘I can’ Why Adventure and Risk?
  6. 6. Are you…….. Risk Aware? Risk Averse?
  7. 7. Do you think this is risky?
  8. 8. Do you think this is risky?
  9. 9. Do you think this is risky?
  10. 10. Do you think this is risky?
  11. 11. Do you think this is risky?
  12. 12. Are you risk aware or risk averse?
  13. 13. Influences on risk perception •Media •Past experience •Values •Locus of control •Relationship to person
  14. 14. Tracy Schmitt • Tracy was born a 4 way amputee • Bronze medalist as a Paralympian athlete in alpine [that's downhill] skiing • Paralympic Sailing Campaign for the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio, Brazil
  15. 15. You tube video
  16. 16. Using Metaphoric Learning • Spontaneous Participant will take the experience and apply on to their life on their own • Analogous Transference Facilitator will use debriefing and questions to help participants apply to their life • Structured Before and after the activities, Facilitator sets the scene and learning
  17. 17. Adventure Experience Paradigm • Exploration and Experimentation • Risk low, competence high • Adventure • Competence only slightly higher than risk • Peak Adventure • Competence = risk • Misadventure • Risk slightly higher than competence • Devastation and disaster • Competence is low and risk is high
  18. 18. How to provide risk • Identify hazards (setting, equipment) • Allow people to try, try and try again • Adaptions (allow person to find their own) • Skill development is a continuum • Start small • Finish BIG
  19. 19. Interesting Reading • Talking about practice: Adventurous play— Developing a culture of risky play (NQS PLP e- Newsletter No.58 2013) • Universal Adventure Programming: Opening Our Programs to People With Physical Disabilities (Journal of Leisurability, Volume 22 Number 2 Spring 1995)
  20. 20. What can you do now? • Take a look at what you are doing? • Ask! Formally (survey) or informally (conversations) • Think universal programming • Evaluate your equipment or research what’s available in your area • Offer or try ONE new thing this month
  21. 21. Thank you

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