The Brockport Physical Fitness Test Manual / Edition 1

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Overview

Teachers no longer have to adapt standard physical fitness tests to accommodate students with special needs. The all-new Brockport Physical Fitness Test is specifically designed to test the fitness of youths from ages 10 through 17 that have various disabilities. This manual and related materials provide teachers with everything they need to know to easily administer the test.

Years in preparation, the Brockport Test was developed through Project Target, a research study funded by the U.S. Department of Education and designed to develop a health-related, criterion-referenced physical fitness test. The manual presents all test items that comprise the Brockport Test, including

-a written description of the test items,

-how they are to be administered,

-what equipment is needed,

-ways of scoring the test,

-number of trials required,

-test modifications, and

-recommendations for easy test administration.

The manual's unique personalized approach allows the tester to

-identify health-related concerns,

-establish the components of physical fitness to be measured,

-identify test items,

-create unique physical fitness profiles, and

-apply standards associated with desired levels of health-related physical fitness.

The manual includes a special chapter that presents health-related, criterion-referenced test selection guides and standards for assessing physical fitness. Standards are presented in tabular form.

In all, The Brockport Physical Fitness Test Manual is an easy-to-follow, thorough guide that makes it easier for teachers to assess the fitness levels of students with special needs.

The Brockport Physical Fitness Test Manual is also available as part of a kit of coordinated resources that includes software, a training guide, measurement tools, and much more.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Steven J. Anderson, MD (University of Washington School of Medicine)
Description: This manual addresses health and fitness concerns of physically disabled young people. It is a result of research funded by a U.S. Department of Education grant called Project Target. By developing fitness tests and normative values for the disabled population, tools are made available to actively address the fitness needs in this group.
Purpose: The authors hope this reference will be helpful in establishing standards and assessment tools for health-related fitness in young people with disabilities. If the information in this reference allows fitness assessment to be carried out more readily, it may open the doors for fitness issues to be addressed in a greater proportion of the disabled population.
Audience: This book can be a benefit to physical education specialists, specialty practitioners for children with disabilities, pediatricians and generalists who care for children, and exercise scientists.
Features: Background information is provided on the role of physical activity and fitness as they relate to health. The instruments for measuring fitness and the standards for fitness must be referenced to the population being tested. By studying physically disabled and normal children, appropriate fitness tests and standards can be developed for both groups. A possible shortcoming of this book relates to the inattention to the medical risks of fitness testing and the risks of promoting strenuous physical activity in a disabled population. Such risks are likely to be rare and they certainly do not warrant abandoning the efforts to promote fitness. However, there are some children with disabilities who probably should not be tested for tolerance. Children with physical handicaps may have concurrent medical problems that preclude maximal exertion. Physical capacity evaluations (for injured workers) require a physician to certify that the patient can be tested to tolerance. The PAR-Q program in Canada (Physical Activity Readiness-Questionnaire) also tries to identify individuals who need medical evaluation or clearance prior to increasing their physical activity. From a liability standpoint, I would hate to see a young person become injured as a result of a program designed to promote health.
Assessment: Many existing publications can be faulted because they address fitness only for "normal" children or they promote fitness without providing specific guidelines for measuring fitness or monitoring the responses to training programs. This book seems to fill a unique role in this regard. It will be interesting to see if it turns out to be a useful tool for physical education specialists or other scientists/educators/medical practitioners. Perhaps additional experience and data collection will further validate the recommendations and standards offered.
Steven J. Anderson
This manual addresses health and fitness concerns of physically disabled young people. It is a result of research funded by a U.S. Department of Education grant called Project Target. By developing fitness tests and normative values for the disabled population, tools are made available to actively address the fitness needs in this group. The authors hope this reference will be helpful in establishing standards and assessment tools for health-related fitness in young people with disabilities. If the information in this reference allows fitness assessment to be carried out more readily, it may open the doors for fitness issues to be addressed in a greater proportion of the disabled population. This book can be a benefit to physical education specialists, specialty practitioners for children with disabilities, pediatricians and generalists who care for children, and exercise scientists. Background information is provided on the role of physical activity and fitness as they relate to health. The instruments for measuring fitness and the standards for fitness must be referenced to the population being tested. By studying physically disabled and normal children, appropriate fitness tests and standards can be developed for both groups. A possible shortcoming of this book relates to the inattention to the medical risks of fitness testing and the risks of promoting strenuous physical activity in a disabled population. Such risks are likely to be rare and they certainly do not warrant abandoning the efforts to promote fitness. However, there are some children with disabilities who probably should not be tested for tolerance. Children with physical handicaps may have concurrent medical problemsthat preclude maximal exertion. Physical capacity evaluations (for injured workers) require a physician to certify that the patient can be tested to tolerance. The PAR-Q program in Canada (Physical Activity Readiness-Questionnaire) also tries to identify individuals who need medical evaluation or clearance prior to increasing their physical activity. From a liability standpoint, I would hate to see a young person become injured as a result of a program designed to promote health. Many existing publications can be faulted because they address fitness only for ""normal"" children or they promote fitness without providing specific guidelines for measuring fitness or monitoring the responses to training programs. This book seems to fill a unique role in this regard. It will be interesting to see if it turns out to be a useful tool for physical education specialists or other scientists/educators/medical practitioners. Perhaps additional experience and data collection will further validate the recommendations and standards offered.
Booknews
This guidebook to a test developed through a study funded by the U.S. Department of Education concerns youngsters aged 10 to 17 with disabilities. It identifies target populations and presents information on how to understand the test, administer the test items, and interpret the results. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780736000215
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
  • Publication date: 12/22/1998
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 168
  • Sales rank: 719,934
  • Age range: 5 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.39 (d)

Meet the Author

Joseph P. Winnick, EdD, is a professor of physical education and sport at the State University of New York, College at Brockport. He received master's and doctoral degrees from Temple University. Dr. Winnick developed and implemented America's first master's degree professional preparation program in adapted physical education at Brockport in 1968 and since that time has secured funds from the U.S. Department of Education to support the program. He has and continues to be involved in research related to the physical fitness of persons with disabilities. He is the editor of Adapted Physical Education and Sport, Second Edition (Human Kinetics 1995). Dr. Winnick has received the G. Lawrence Rarick Research Award and the Hollis Fait Scholarly Contribution Award.

Francis X. Short, PED, is associate professor and chair of the Department of Physical Education and Sport at State University of New York, College at Brockport. Dr. Short has been involved with adapted physical education programs for the past 25 years. He has coauthored numerous journal articles related to physical fitness and youngsters with disabilities. He is coauthor of Physical Fitness Testing of the Disabled (Human Kinetics 1985) and author of "Physical Fitness," a chapter in Adapted Physical Education and Sport. He has served as project coordinator for three federally funded research projects pertaining to physical fitness and youngsters with disabilities. Dr. Short is a member of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance and the National Consortium on Physical Education and Recreation for Individuals with Disabilities.

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

Preface
Acknowledgments

Chapter 1. Introduction
Test Construction
Target Populations

Chapter 2. The Conceptual Framework
Physical Activity
Health
Health-Related Physical Fitness
A Personalized Approach
Profiles, Test Items, and Standards Within Components of Physical Fitness
The Bases for Standards

Chapter 3. Using the Brockport Physical Fitness Test
General Procedures for Testing and Evaluating Physical Fitness
Adjusting the BPFT
Using the BPFT With Other Tests
Developing an Individualized Education Program

Chapter 4. Profiles, Test Selection Guides, and Standards
Health-Related, Criterion-Referenced Physical Fitness Parameters for Youngsters in the General Population
Health-Related, Criterion-Referenced Physical Fitness
Parameters for Youngsters With Mental Retardation and Mild Limitations in Physical Fitness
Health-Related, Criterion-Referenced Physical Fitness Parameters for Youngsters With Visual Impairments
Health-Related, Criterion-Referenced Physical Fitness Parameters for Youngsters With Spinal Cord Injuries
Health-Related, Criterion-Referenced Physical Fitness Parameters for Youngsters With Cerebral Palsy
Health-Related, Criterion-Referenced Physical Fitness Parameters for Youngsters With Congenital Anomalies or Amputations

Chapter 5. Test Administration and Test Items
Safety Guidelines and Precautions
Age Considerations
Aerobic Functioning
Body Composition
Musculoskeletal Functioning: Muscular Strength and Endurance
Musculoskeletal Functioning: Flexibility or Range of Motion

Chapter 6. Testing Youngsters With Severe Disabilities
Task Analysis
Measurements of Physical Activity

Appendix A. Body Mass Index Chart
Appendix B. Purchasing and Constructing Unique Testing Supplies
Appendix C. Software Installation Instructions

Glossary
References
Index
Contributors
About the Authors

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