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and the director of the Movement Studies Laboratory and the Pediatric Exercise and Motor
Development Clinic. Dr. Horvat is extensively published, having authored numerous books,
monographs, chapters in books, and articles as well as dozens of refereed journal
publications. He is also a highly sought-after speaker, having presented at more than 100
international and domestic conferences.
Ron Croce is the athletic training department chair within the department of kinesiology at
the University of New Hampshire. Dr. Croce has been the recipient of several teaching
awards, including the "Teaching Excellence Award" in the School of Health and Human
Services (1992), the State of New Hampshire's "Excellence in Education Award (2001)," the
University of New Hampshire's "Jean Brierley Teaching Excellence Award (2001)," and the
University Fraternity Association's "Outstanding Faculty of The Year Award (2004)."
Leonard Kalakian, professor emeritus, taught at Minnesota State University, Mankato for 36
years. During that time, he was instrumental in advancing the cause of
developmental/adapted physical education throughout the state and nation. He played a
major role in development and implementation of Minnesota's developmental/adapted
physical education licensure law (one of the nation's first) and served as the state's university
representative on the Minnesota Statewide Developmental/Adapted Physical Education
Leadership Committee for many years.
Virginia Dahlstrom is a new addition to the author team. Virginia is superintendent for the
Wadena-Deer Creek Public Schools in Wadena, Minnesota.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: But First I Have Some Questions, Professor
Chapter 2: Legal Mandates
Chapter 3: Continuum of Placements and Program Planning
Chapter 4: Psychosocial Aspects of Disability
Chapter 5: Parents and the Collaborative Team Approach
Chapter 6: Motor Development and Postural Control
Chapter 7: Information Processing and Perceptual Development
Chapter 8: Physical Fitness Development
SECTION II. TEACHING INDIVIDUALS WITH LEARNING AND BEHAVIOR DISABILITIES
Chapter 9: Intellectual Disabilities
Chapter 10: Learning Disabilities and Attention Deficit Disorders
Chapter 11: Autism
SECTION III. TEACHING INDIVIDUALS WITH SENSORY IMPAIRMENTS
Chapter 12: Visual Impairments
Chapter 13: Deafness/Hearing Loss
SECTION IV. TEACHING INDIVIDUALS WITH CONGENITAL AND ACQUIRED IMPAIRMENTS
Chapter 14: Posture and Orthopedic Impairments
Chapter 15: Neurological Disorders and Head Injuries
Chapter 16: Muscular Dystrophy and Arthritis
SECTION V. TEACHING INDIVIDUALS WITH HEALTH IMPAIRMENTS
Chapter 17: Respiratory Disorders
Chapter 18: Diabetes
Chapter 19: Nutritional Disorders
Chapter 20: Cardiovascular Disorders and Hypertension
SECTION VI. DEVELOPING AND IMPLEMENTING THE PHYSICAL ACTIVITY PROGRAM.
Chapter 21: Teaching Physical Fitness
Chapter 22: Teaching Motor, Sport, and Play Skills
Chapter 23: Teaching Aquatic Skills
Chapter 24: Sports for the Disabled