The field of adapted physical education and sport has undergone numerous changes in recent years. This new edition of Adapted Physical Education and Sport will help readersstay on top of those changes and, in doing so, provide the highest-quality physical education and sport opportunities for students with disabilities.
The sixth edition of this well-loved text builds on its successful previous editions, which have been translated into five languages, and is replete with changes that are current withtoday’s trends and practices in the field:
- As the inclusion movement continues to expand, the authors have revised several chapters to detail relevant inclusion practices and applications in both physical educationand sport, helping to integrate students with disabilities into general class and sport settings with guidelines for modifying activities.
- The chapter on adapted sport is further developed to communicate and reflect on progress in the field and includes a Sport Framework for Individuals with Disabilitiesmodel for developing and implementing sport programs.
- The book gives attention to the revised Brockport Physical Fitness Test, and the accompanying web resource offers video clips that explain and demonstrate the criterion-referenced health-related tests that are applicable to many students with disabilities.
- Advances and applications pertaining to behavior management and wheelchair sport performance are covered in various chapters.
- The authors address the use of new technology as it relates to teaching and administration for adapted physical education and explore stand-alone apps that can be used inconjunction with the book. The apps apply to behavior management, fitness development, communication, social interaction, and physical education activities.
- The authors give increased attention to the problem of obesity, particularly relevant to students with disabilities.
- Many new authors and a coeditor bring fresh perspectives to the book and add to the depth of experience provided by the returning authors and editor.
These additions help Adapted Physical Education and Sport maintain its reputation as acomprehensive text that helps teachers provide top-quality services to people withunique physical education needs. Greatly influenced by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, this book helps in identifying the unique needs of students and developingphysical education programs—including individualized education programs (IEPs) for students with disabilities—consistent with current federal legislation.
The text is augmented by its ancillaries, which include an instructor guide, test package, presentation package, and web resource with video. The instructor guide offers chapterobjectives, additional resources, and learning and enrichment activities that will help students master the content and extend their knowledge. The test package helps in buildingcustom tests using hundreds of test questions and answers. Readers will find hundreds of PowerPoint slides that reinforce the text’s key points in the presentation package, andtheweb resource includes 26 videos of the new Brockport Physical Fitness Test in action as well as several reproducibles from the book.
The authors, renowned authorities in their fields, use real-life scenarios to introduce chapter concepts and then show how to apply the concepts in solving issues. The text will helpdeepen understanding of the implications of disabilities for people through age 21 (though much of the book is relevant in the entire life span). It grounds readers in the foundationaltopics for adapted physical education and sport, explores the developmental considerations involved, and outlines activities for developing programs for people with uniquephysical education needs.
The book offers a four-color design to draw attention to important elements and provides separate author and subject indexes as well as resources with each chapter and on theweb resource for further exploration.
Adapted Physical Education and Sport supplies all that is needed for enriching the lives of students with disabilities by providing them with the high-quality programs theydeserve.
Part I Foundational Topics in Adapted Physical Education and Sport
Chapter 1. Introduction to Adapted Physical Education and Sport
Chapter 2. Program Organization and Management
Chapter 3. Adapted Sport
Chapter 4. Measurement, Assessment, and Program Evaluation
Chapter 5. Individualized Education Programs
Chapter 6. Behavior Management
Chapter 7. Instructional Strategies for Adapted Physical Education
Part II Individuals With Unique Needs
Chapter 8. Intellectual Disabilities
Chapter 9. Behavioral Disabilities
Chapter 10. Autism Spectrum and Social Communication Disorders
Chapter 11. Specific Learning Disabilities
Chapter 12. Visual Impairments
Chapter 13. Hard of Hearing, Deaf, or Deafblind
Chapter 14. Cerebral Palsy, Traumatic Brain Injury, and Stroke
Chapter 15. Amputations, Dwarfism, and Les Autres
Chapter 16. Spinal Cord Disabilities
Chapter 17. Other Health Impairment Conditions
Chapter 18. Students With Other Special Conditions: Injuries, Longer-Term Disabilities, and Obesity
Part III Developmental Considerations
Chapter 19. Motor Development
Chapter 20. Perceptual–Motor Development
Chapter 21. Infants and Toddlers
Chapter 22. Early Childhood Adapted Physical Education
Part IV Activities for Individuals With Unique Needs
Chapter 23. Health-Related Physical Fitness and Physical Activity
Chapter 24. Rhythmic Movement and Dance
Chapter 25. Aquatics
Chapter 26. Team Sports
Chapter 27. Individual, Dual, and Adventure Sports and Activities
Chapter 28. Winter Sport Activities
Chapter 29. Enhancing Wheelchair Sport Performance
Appendix A Definitions Associated With the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
Appendix B Adapted Physical Education and Sport Contact Information
Appendix C Brockport Physical Fitness Test
Appendix D Rating Scale for Adapted Physical Education
About the Editors
About the Contributors