Introduction to Paddle-Ability

Description

10 CPD Points

Introduction to Paddle-Ability

This workshop is ideal for a range of people

If you’re involved in paddlesport as a:

  • Instructors
  • Coaches
  • Guides
  • Leaders
  • Teachers,
  • Volunteers,
  • Parent or Career

And you want to adapt session for a person with a disability, this workshop has something for you!

You will explore how to adapt and deliver sessions for disabled people.  It is also suitable CPD for those already coaching disabled paddlers regularly.

Our introduction to Paddle-Ability workshop can be delivered face to face or via a virtual classroom.

Workshop Description

Over the last decade there has been a real focus on developing insight and research which better understands the needs of people with disabilities in sport. British Canoeing has used this research and insight to influence its strategy for working with people with a range of disabilities. Key learnings from this research have influenced the content of our Introduction to Paddle-Ability Workshop. Research that has influenced the development of the Introduction to Paddle-Ability module included:

  • British Canoeing Paddle-Ability Research
  • Activity Alliance Research

This workshop offers attendees an introduction to understanding the number of people affected by various disabilities and the broad range of ways in which people with a disability are affected. Through a series of practical exercises, attendees will begin to investigate the challenges, real and perceived, that people with a disability face in accessing paddlesport. Through this process, participants will gain a better understanding of how they can adapt their delivery style to best support and include people with a disability in paddlesport activities.

During the workshop we will introduce you to a range of bespoke, adaptive and off-the-shelf equipment.

You can read the full course guide here.

Pre-work

We recommend you complete the British Canoeing Introduction To Disability Awareness eLearning prior to attending this workshop.

It is a  free 20 minute activity on Introduction to Disability Awareness by British Canoeing

In this interactive activity you will learn all about an introduction to disability. The aim is to aid your learning and get you thinking about disability. Once you have completed the activity, just print your statement of participation at the end!

This activity covers an introduction to:

  1. Paddle-Ability
  2. Defining disability
  3. Terminology
  4. Types of disability
  5. Key facts
  6. The free elearning activity can be found here.

Content

This workshop will cover the following themes through a range of media from film to group work and exploration activities, to help participants: 

  • Develop an understanding around the challenges faced by people with a disability in terms of accessing sport. 
  • Develop an understanding of how our sport can be made more appealing to paddlers with a disability. 
  • Develop an understanding of how to adapt communication media to make it more accessible to people with a range of different impairments. 
  • Understand how different impairments affect people and how to use different communication techniques to include people with a disability in paddlesport activities. 
  • Consider how different craft, paddles and equipment can be used to make paddlesport activities more accessible to people with disabilities. 
  • Consider how to plan sessions for people with a disability.

Developing the opportunities available for people with disabilities in paddlesport has been part of British Canoeing work for many years. This has included developing competition opportunities as well as recognising clubs and centres who provide high quality activity for people with disabilities through the Paddle-Ability accreditation.

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10 CPD Points
Course Description

Introduction to Paddle-Ability

This workshop is ideal for a range of people

If you’re involved in paddlesport as a:

  • Instructors
  • Coaches
  • Guides
  • Leaders
  • Teachers,
  • Volunteers,
  • Parent or Career

And you want to adapt session for a person with a disability, this workshop has something for you!

You will explore how to adapt and deliver sessions for disabled people.  It is also suitable CPD for those already coaching disabled paddlers regularly.

Our introduction to Paddle-Ability workshop can be delivered face to face or via a virtual classroom.

Workshop Description

Over the last decade there has been a real focus on developing insight and research which better understands the needs of people with disabilities in sport. British Canoeing has used this research and insight to influence its strategy for working with people with a range of disabilities. Key learnings from this research have influenced the content of our Introduction to Paddle-Ability Workshop. Research that has influenced the development of the Introduction to Paddle-Ability module included:

  • British Canoeing Paddle-Ability Research
  • Activity Alliance Research

This workshop offers attendees an introduction to understanding the number of people affected by various disabilities and the broad range of ways in which people with a disability are affected. Through a series of practical exercises, attendees will begin to investigate the challenges, real and perceived, that people with a disability face in accessing paddlesport. Through this process, participants will gain a better understanding of how they can adapt their delivery style to best support and include people with a disability in paddlesport activities.

During the workshop we will introduce you to a range of bespoke, adaptive and off-the-shelf equipment.

You can read the full course guide here.

Pre-work

We recommend you complete the British Canoeing Introduction To Disability Awareness eLearning prior to attending this workshop.

It is a  free 20 minute activity on Introduction to Disability Awareness by British Canoeing

In this interactive activity you will learn all about an introduction to disability. The aim is to aid your learning and get you thinking about disability. Once you have completed the activity, just print your statement of participation at the end!

This activity covers an introduction to:

  1. Paddle-Ability
  2. Defining disability
  3. Terminology
  4. Types of disability
  5. Key facts
  6. The free elearning activity can be found here.
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