Chess to improve life quality of hearing impaired individuals

Chess to improve life quality of hearing impaired individuals


Teoriya i praktika fizicheskoy kultury №10 2017, pp.103-104

PhD, Associate Professor I.V. Mikhaylova
Russian State Social University, Moscow

Objective of the study was to assess benefits of the chess education, competitions and recreational chess practices with their educational and heuristic aspects as innovative and multifactor toolkit for the integrated social adaptation of hearing-impaired individuals. The authors offered standard and experimental training models applicable in the adaptive chess sport for the hearing-impaired individuals. The study was designed to facilitate training of this group by an inclusive education environment supported by the Chess Planet website; Chess Lessons from Anatoliy Karpov software; Schematic Thinking electronic database; special chess software tools and manuals; plus a special roadmap. The relevant communication technology was applied under the chess education model to combine mimics with verbal and written communication tools. The adaptive chess education model designed based on the relevant verbal and gesture communication experience plus sign language translations is considered an important link in transition from the Russian language of gestures to a verbal communication based on the “come and see” principle. Practical implementation of the theoretical adaptive chess education, competition and recreation model may facilitate due social, economic and emotional adaptation and wellbeing of the hearing-impaired individuals.

Keywords: chess sports, Russian language of gestures, rehabilitation, hearing-impaired individuals, inclusive education environment, recreation.


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