Check it out: a Teacher’s Guide to Adapted Physical Education

Posted by Reeve Staff in Daily Dose on October 24, 2017 # Exercise, Caregiving

New in the PRC Library…

A Teacher’s Guide to Adapted Physical Education: Including Students with Disabilities in Sports and Recreation by Martin E. Block, Ph.D. Baltimore: Paul H Brookes Publishing Co., 2016. 4th edition.

A Teacher’s Guide to Adapted Physical Education covers how to adapt physical education classes for students with disabilities. This “How To” covers the basics such as inclusive practices, planning, and understanding specific needs with many sub topics in between. Many of us are aware that physical education is a major role in the lives of school-aged children however, what about the children who are physically unable to partake in what is classified as everyday activities?

A Teacher’s Guide offers the tools to understand what physical education entails and how to have children with disabilities included. The chapters in this book include program planning, game and sport modifications, physical disabilities, hyper activity disorders and autism spectrum, visual impairments and many other specific needs geared towards children who need adapted physical education. The physical disability section includes information on spinal cord injury, spina bifida, cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury, and amputations. This book also aligns with the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NAPSE) standards and the Adapted Physical Education National Standards.

A copy of this book can be checked out from the Paralysis Resource Center’s Library.

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