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Assessment in aquatics

Susan J. Grosse, MS


For assessments performed on land, there are a wide variety of assessment protocols available. However, for assessments performed in aquatics, the selection of assessments is much more limited. This article will provide a brief overview of the available assessments appropriate for the aquatic setting. Assessments discussed will include formally published assessment protocols as well as representative examples of authentic assessments that can be designed by aquatic professionals to meet individual participant needs. Directions will be given for how to design rubrics and examples of how this type of assessment can produce information results that can contribute to progress documentation and goal setting.


aquatics, assessment, therapeutic

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