Strategies for Inclusion: A Handbook for Physical Educators - 2E / Edition 2

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The second edition of Strategies for Inclusion: A Handbook for Physical Educators is a proven text and reference that offers teachers the tools they need in order to include children with disabilities into their programs.

This completely updated edition builds on the rock-solid content of the first edition, supplying teachers with the following tools:
- A CD-ROM from which they can print ready-to-use forms, trainings for peers and paraeducators, rubrics, checklists, assessments, and lesson plans

- A new chapter on support for positive behavior, with proven methods for managing and improving students' behavior and strategies for avoiding behavioral problems

- A new chapter on support personnel, with guidance for training and duties as well as strategies to get everyone involved and working together

- Updated references and approaches and a section on legislative mandates
The case studies that appear at the beginning of each chapter will help preservice and in-service teachers relate the material to their classrooms. These studies help readers explore their thoughts about an inclusion topic and understand the approach of the chapter.

As with the first edition, the authors provide instruction on making placement decisions, developing and implementing an individualized education plan (IEP), using goal banks with IEPs, assessing students through multiple methods, and adapting activities to meet unique needs. They also supply guidance in overcoming blanket medical excuses, training peer tutors, training paraeducators, using homework in physical education, promoting leadership among all children, and involving the community to facilitate inclusion. And they offer teaching tips with hands-on solutions and a discussion and comparison of assessment tools.

Appendixes include additional information on disability awareness programs, equipment companies, parent Web sites, role models with disabilities, describing disabilities in kids' terms, peer tutor training material, and national standards for adapted physical education.

The result is a complete resource that is filled with applications and easy-to-implement planning and assessment strategies. Teachers who use Strategies for Inclusion can empower students with the knowledge that hopes and goals can be achieved—for all students—through understanding, cooperation, and creativity.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780736062473
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
  • Publication date: 6/19/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 817,545
  • Age range: 5 - 18 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Lauren J. Lieberman, PhD, is a professor in the department of physical education and sport at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Brockport. She has three degrees in adapted physical education (APE) and has taught higher education since 1995. She taught at the Perkins School for the Blind in the deaf blind program. She also has written five books on adapted physical education and has consulted throughout the United States and internationally on issues relating to including children with disabilities in physical education. She is past chair of the Adapted Physical Activity Council.

Lieberman started Camp Abilities, a developmental sports camp for children with visual impairments. This camp is replicated in eight states and Guatemala. In her free time, she enjoys playing ultimate Frisbee, running, mountain biking, kayaking, and hiking.

Cathy Houston-Wilson, PhD, is a professor in the department of physical education and sport at SUNY Brockport. She is a frequent presenter on APE at conferences and workshops and has taught APE in a residential facility as well as in public schools. She continues to be involved in teaching students with disabilities in campus settings and has coached many students in Special Olympic events and at the Empire State Games for the Physically Challenged.

Houston-Wilson is past president of the Adapted Physical Education section of New York State AHPERD, and she also served as secretary of the National Consortium on Physical Education and Recreation for Individuals with Disabilities. In her leisure time, she likes to ski, jog, and Jazzercise.

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Table of Contents

How to Use This Book and CD-ROM

Part I Understanding Inclusion
Chapter 1 The Move to Include
A Historical Perspective Legislative Mandates Roles and Responsibilities of the General Physical Education Teacher
Roles and Responsibilities of the Adapted Physical Education Specialist
Effectiveness of Inclusion Summary
Chapter 2 Assessment: The Cornerstone of Effective Instruction
Features of Effective Assessment
Traditional Assessment Techniques
New Assessment Options
Alternative Assessment

Chapter 3 Exploring Individualized Education Plans
The Individualized Education Plan (IEP)
The IEP Process
Members of the Multidisciplinary Team and Their Roles
The Role of the Physical Educator in the IEP Process
Attending IEP Meetings
Computer-Generated IEPs
Incorporating Goals and Objectives Into the General Physical Education Class

Chapter 4 Managing Student Behavior
Strategizing to Avoid Behavioral Problems
Determining the Cause of Inappropriate Behavior
Intervention Strategies to Increase the Likelihood of Appropriate Behavior
Decreasing the Likelihood of Inappropriate Behavior

Chapter 5 Adapting Activities: A Universal Design for Learning
Theoretical Constructs Driving the Move to Adapt
Philosophy of Adapting Activities
Universal Design for Learning
Types of Adaptation
Adapting Activities

Chapter 6 Support Service: Making Inclusion a Reality
Peer Tutors
Senior Citizens
Pre-Preparation College Students

Chapter 7 Creating an Atmosphere for Achievement
Understanding Disabilities
Facilitating Inclusion
Creating Leadership Opportunities
Supplementing Instruction

Part II Strategies for Inclusion
Chapter 8 Basic Skills
Jump Rope
Object Control

Chapter 9 Sports Skills and Teamwork

Chapter 10 Health and Fitness
Aquatics and Swimming
Weight Training

Chapter 11 Recreation and Life Skills
Backpacking and Hiking
Rock Climbing
Skating and In-Line Skating

Appendix A Disabilities in Kid Terms
Appendix B Disability Awareness Program
Appendix C Aquatic Skills Checklist
Appendix D Disability Sport Organizations
Appendix E Equipment Companies
Appendix F Additional Resources
Appendix G Directors of Special Education for U.S. States and Territories
Appendix H Parent Web Sites
Appendix I Inspirational Books About Role Models
Appendix J Adapted Physical Education National Standards

About the Authors
CD-ROM User Instructions

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