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Developmental/Adapted Physical Education Making Ability Count

ISBN: 9780321678270 | 0321678273
Edition: 5th
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Benjamin Cummings
Pub. Date: 2/5/2010

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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.

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