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Physical Education for Children with Moderate to Severe Disabilities

By Michelle Grenier, Lauren J. Lieberman

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For students with moderate to severe disabilities, instruction in physical education can be a challenge. Many teachers struggle with understanding these students' complex needs, selecting appropriate content, and finding ways to motivate these students. While many educators consider the social aspects of inclusion a priority, the authors in this text stress active engagement with the curriculum and the use of grade-level outcomes to adapt learning for students with a range of abilities. One thing is certain: The keys to making physical education a positive learning experience are the physical education teachers and adapted physical education teachers who work with these students. This text is for you! Edited by experienced educators with expertise in general and adapted physical education programming, Physical Education for Children With Moderate to Severe Disabilities will serve as a valuable resource: * Offers comprehensive strategies for instruction, assessment, communication, collaborative practices, peer supports, and effective use of paraeducators * Describes unique equipment modifications and alternative programming suggestions * Includes sample lesson plans and assessments that you can use as is or use as models to create your own * Is applicable for children with moderate to severe disabilities in general physical education classes and self-contained PE environments Physical Education for Children With Moderate to Severe Disabilities was written by a team of higher education professionals, practicing physical educators, and adapted PE teachers. These contributors combine to bring a rich diversity and a variety of perspectives that ensure the content is relevant to all teachers. Through this comprehensive text, you will be able to make sure you are complying with the legal requirements associated with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act and the Every Student Succeeds Act, which require that children with disabilities be given the same opportunities for meaningful physical education as other children. The text is organized into three parts. Part I provides foundational information on key adapted physical education issues, including Universal Design for Learning, collaborative processes, assessment strategies, communication practices, and how to use peer tutors and paraeducators in physical education. Part II helps you acquire the skills you need to teach students with disabilities. The five chapters in this section will help you understand sensory integration theory, develop foundational skills, put your plan into action, and understand your role and the paraeducator's role in disability sport. You'll also learn how to establish and assess disability sport, how to program for and assess students in aquatics, and how to help students transition to recreational opportunities in the community. In Part III, you receive a blueprint for implementing successful activities at all levels. Included are team sports and target games (track and field, basketball, golf, bowling, and more) as well as lifetime activities (bicycling, tennis, personal fitness planning, and more). The result is a resource that provides all the information and guidance you need to deliver appropriate physical education to children with moderate to severe disabilities. The book will inspire you to consider the unlimited avenues for participation in sport and physical activity for all your students-even those with the most severe disabilities.

Product code: 9781492544975

ISBN 9781492544975
No. of pages 184
Publisher Human Kinetics Publishers
Dimensions H279xW216
Physical Education for Children With Moderate to Severe Disabilities offers a comprehensive view of the inclusion of students with disabilities, including instruction, assessment, collaborative practices, communication protocols, and skill analysis. The text is relevant for all teaching environments and includes sample lesson plans aligned with gr