Presentation Title

Exploring basic activities with different abilities: A simulation of vision, hearing, and mobility abilities

Primary Presenter Brief Bio

Jennifer Zorotovich, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Child and Family Development at Georgia Southern University. She teaches undergraduate courses on Adult Development and Later Life, Death and Bereavement across the Lifespan, Undergraduate Research Methods, and Family Services. Her research focuses on major transitions in adulthood, attitudes towards aging, social status, and positive well-being.

Type of Presentation

Workshop

Location

Room 2903

Topic Category

Strand 4: Including All Children

Targeted Age Group

Toddler, Preschool, Kindergarten, Elementary/Afterschool, Adult Learners

Targeted Audience

Family Child Care, Child Care Center, Early Intervention Providers, After-School Providers, College Faculty/Trainers/TA, Primary Grades

Brief Session Description

This workshop will prompt participants to perform basic activities while simulating a range of vision, hearing, and mobility abilities. This interactive session is modified from an aging simulation inspired by Wood (2002).

Full Session Description

This workshop will prompt participants to perform basic activities while simulating a range of vision, hearing, and mobility abilities. This interactive session is modified from an aging simulation inspired by Wood (2002). The purpose is to offer a hands-on experience of what life may be like under changed circumstances that reflect other people’s lived realities. Although a first-hand account cannot truly be experienced from an artificial scenario, the activity is successful in providing predominantly high-functioning, able-bodied individuals with specialized insight on what life may be like for others. This tool is beneficial for educators and practitioners in achieving a meaningful connection with those under their care, while also experiencing a rejuvenated appreciation for the abilities they, themselves still currently poses.

Wood, M. D. (2002). Experiential learning for undergraduates: A simulation about functional change and aging. Gerontology & Geriatrics Education, 23(2), 37 – 48. doi: 10.1300/J021v23n02_03

Start Date

26-1-2019 3:00 PM

End Date

26-1-2019 4:30 PM

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Jan 26th, 3:00 PM Jan 26th, 4:30 PM

Exploring basic activities with different abilities: A simulation of vision, hearing, and mobility abilities

Room 2903

This workshop will prompt participants to perform basic activities while simulating a range of vision, hearing, and mobility abilities. This interactive session is modified from an aging simulation inspired by Wood (2002).