The Fifth Edition of this excellent physical education resource features substantial updates-including expanded coverage of autism, diabetes, obesity, legal mandates, teaching aquatic skills, and a new chapter on sports for the disabled-along with case studies, learning activities, and practical suggestions/tips. Considering the individual learner before the disability, the authors encourage readers to focus on what learners can do, rather than what they cannot. This group of talented experts in the field discuss how physical and motor functioning are relevant to the Physical Education teacher as well as the Adapted Physical Education teacher. The bookrs"s broad foundation offers a detailed overview of all aspects of adapted education from critical laws and mandates to disability coverage and modification for safe physical activity. But First I Have Some Questions, Professor; Legal Mandates; Continuum of Placements and Program Planning; Psychosocial Aspects of Disability; Parents and the Collaborative Team Approach; Motor Development and Postural Control; Information Processing and Perceptual Development; Physical Fitness Development; Mental Retardation; Learning Disabilities and Attention Deficit Disorders; Autism; Visual Impairments; Deafness/Hearing Loss; Posture and Orthopedic Impairments; Neurological Disorders and Head Injuries; Muscular Dystrophy and Arthritis; Respiratory Disorders; Diabetes; Nutritional Disorders; Cardiovascular Disorders and Hypertension; Teaching Physical Fitness; Teaching Motor, Sport, and Play Skills; Teaching Aquatic Skills; Sports for the Disabled. A useful reference for educators and parents who want to learn more about physical education for children with special needs.
Mike Horvat is a professor in the department of kinesiology at the University of Georgia, 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
SECTION I. INTRODUCTION: PHYSICAL EDUCATION FOR CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES 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