A Teacher's Guide to Adapted Physical Education: Including Students with Disabilities in Sports and Recreation, Fourth Edition

Author: Martin E. Block Ph.D.

Format: Paperback, 448 pages, 8.5 x 11.0
ISBN: 9781598576696
Price: $69.95

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A healthy, active lifestyle for all students: That's the promise of physical education, and the goal of this comprehensive textbook. Now in a thoroughly updated fourth edition, this text prepares current and future PE teachers to lead welcoming, inclusive classes where every student participates, makes friends, and learns new skills and values. K–12 physical educators will get cutting-edge research and guidance on inclusive education, concrete strategies for planning and implementing an adapted PE program, and valuable disability-specific information. An essential resource for preparing both general PE teachers and adapted PE teachers, this text will provide a solid foundation for physical education classes that meet every student's needs.

  • 9 new chapters on teaching students with specific disabilities. These significant new additions make this book an ideal primary text for Adapted Physical Education (APE) courses
  • Aligns with key elements from the NASPE standards for general physical education and the Adapted Physical Education National Standards for APE
  • More student-friendly features: updated tips and reproducible forms for planning and teaching, chapter objectives, additional resources, and more case studies
  • More photos and illustrations throughout the book to emphasize key points

SELECTED TOPICS COVERED: Program planning and assessment * instructional modifications * curricular modifications * game modifications * autism * intellectual disabilities * learning disabilities * ADHD * behavior disorders * hearing loss * visual impairments * physical disabilities * social acceptance * safety issues * positive behavior support * community-based recreation * diversity issues

FOR INSTRUCTORS: Includes PowerPoint slides and sample syllabi for using the text in Inclusion in PE or APE classes.


Review by: Kevin Tiller, 2015 Massachusetts Elementary Physical Education Teacher Of The Year, Founder of physedreview.weebly.com
“Once again Martin Block has produced the definitive book on including students with disabilities in Physical Education. The list of contributors is most impressive as well. Any Physical Education teacher, whether they teach Adapted Physical Education or not, needs to have this book!”
Review by: Mark Manross, Executive Director, PE Central (pecentral.org)
“Simply put, this is the best and most comprehensive book ever written about the teaching of adapted physical education. This should be required reading for every teacher tasked with the teaching of children with disabilities. No matter what grade level you teach, you will truly enjoy reading and implementing the strategies outlined in this book. Kudos to Dr. Block and his great team of contributors!”

Table of Contents

I. Foundations
  • What is Physical Education?
  • Stephen Elliott, Amanda Stanec, and Martin E. Block
  • What is Inclusion?
  • Martin E. Block and Iva Obrusnikova
  • A Team Approach to Inclusion in Physical Education
  • Martin E. Block
II. Inclusive Practices and Planning
  • Program Planning and Assessment to Facilitate Inclusion in Physical Education
  • Martin E. Block and Luke Kelly
  • Instructional Modifications
  • Martin E. Block
  • Curricular Modifications
  • Martin E. Block
  • Game Modifications
  • Martin E. Block and Ron Davis
III. Understanding Specific Needs
  • Intellectual Disabilities
  • Katie Stanton and Martin E. Block
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Jason Bishop and Martin E. Block
  • Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Jason Bishop and Martin E. Block
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Sean Healy and Martin E. Block
  • Behavior Disorders
  • Jason Bishop and Martin E. Block
  • Hearing Loss
  • M. Kathleen Ellis and Lauren J. Lieberman
  • Visual Impairments
  • Lauren J. Lieberman
  • Physical Disabilities
  • Luke Kelly
  • Other Health Impairments
  • Simon Driver and Alicia Dixon-Ibarra
IV. Supporting Across Contexts
  • Facilitating Social Acceptance and Inclusion
  • Martin E. Block, Aija Klavina, and Cathy McKay
  • Making Inclusive Physical Education Safe
  • Martin E. Block and Mel L. Horton
  • Positive Behavior Support of Children with Challenging Behaviors
  • Martin E. Block, Hester Henderson, and Barry Lavay
  • Including Students with Disabilities in Community-Based Recreation
  • Martin E. Block, Tom Moran, and Andrea Taliaferro
  • Multicultural Education and Diversity Issues
  • Ana Palla-Kane and Martin E. Block

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