Developmental and Adapted Physical Education: Making Ability Count

Developmental and Adapted Physical Education: Making Ability Count

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ISBN-13: 9781138569874
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 03/22/2019
Edition description: 6th ed.
Pages: 512
Product dimensions: 6.75(w) x 9.75(h) x (d)

About the Author

Michael Horvat is Professor Emeritus of Adapted Physical Education and Motor Behavior at the University of Georgia, USA, where he was Director of the Movement Studies Laboratory and the Pediatric Exercise and Motor Development Clinic. His research focus is on cognition and motor behavior of individuals with disabilities.

Ronald V. Croce is Professor in the Department of Kinesiology at the University of New Hampshire, USA. His main teaching focus is in Adapted Physical Education, Applied Anatomy/Kinesiology, and Medical Neuroscience. His main research focus is on cognition-motor learning and motor control processes in typical and atypical populations.

Caterina Pesce is Associate Professor in the Department of Movement, Human and Health Sciences at the University "Foro Italico" of Rome, Italy. Her main teaching focus is physical activity for children, and her main research focus is exercise, cognition and motor coordination across the lifespan, and enhancing physical education in schools.

Ashley Fallaize is Training and Education Manager at BlazeSports, USA. In this role she oversees the BlazeSports Institute for Adaptive Sports and Recreation. She is a Certified Adaptive Recreation and Sports Specialist II, Certified Adapted Aquatics Instructor, and Certified Inclusive Fitness Trainer.

Table of Contents

Section I: Introduction: Physical Education for Children with Disabilities

1 But First I have some Questions, Professor

2 Legal Mandates

3 Continuum of Placements and Program Planning

4 Parents and the Motor Performance Team

5 Motor Development and Postural Control

6 Perceptual-Cognitive Development and Cognition of Movement

7 Physical Fitness Development and its Relationship to Cognition

Section II: Teaching Individuals with Learning and Behavior Disabilities

8 Intellectual Disabilities

9 Learning, Attention, and Developmental Coordination Disorders

10 Autistic Spectrum Disorders

Section III: Teaching Individuals with Sensory Impairments

11 Visual Impairments

12 Deafness and Hearing Loss

Section IV: Teaching Individuals with Congenital & Acquired Impairments

13 Posture and Orthopedic Impairment

14 Neurological Disorders

15 Muscular Dystrophy and Arthritis 

Section V: Teaching Individuals with Health Impairments

16 Respiratory Disorders

17 Diabetes

18 Nutritional Disorders

19 Cardiovascular Disorders and Hypertension

Section VI: Developing and Implementing the Physical Activity Program

20 Behavior Management

21 Teaching Physical Fitness

22 Teaching Motor Skills

23 Teaching Adapted Aquatics

24 Coaching and Sport for Persons with Disabilities 

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