Sports, Fitness, and Motor Activites for Children With Disabilities : A Comprehensive Resource Guide fo Parents and Educators
Edited by Rocco A. Aiello, College at Brockport alumnus.
Includes a chapter written by college at Brockport faculty member Cathy Houston-Wilson: Early childhood development.
Includes a chapter co-written by two College at Brockport faculty members: Lauren J. Lieberman and Amaury Samalot-Rivera: Community programs.
Includes a chapter by College at Brockport alumni Justin A. Haegele and Matthew Mescall: Parents/guardians role and responsibilities.
Includes a chapter co-written by College at Brockport alumnus Garth Tymeson: What every parent should know about equal rights for students with disabilities participating in interscholastic athletics and sport.
Chapters written or co-written by Rocco Aiello are: Increased physical activity for children with disabilities ; and: Utilizing instructional strategies for increased participation in school and community programs.
This book is intended to provide guidance to parents, guardians, educators, and community recreation professionals regarding the importance of increased physical activity beyond the school day for children with disabilities. [It] starts off by discussing early childhood development specific to children with disabilities and places emphasis on parents’ roles as their advocate in school and community sports, recreational, and leisure programs.
The book highlights the legal rights of a parent, their child’s rights, and the equal rights that a child with a disability has when participating in interscholastic athletics and sports. Emphasis is placed on public laws that mandate educational opportunities for children with disabilities along with recent legislative updates regarding extracurricular school based activity. Finally, readers will learn how a child with a disability can be educated utilizing a variety of instructional strategies that can be helpful in the classroom and community setting. This book offers practical information on suggested activities, adaptations, and general considerations when teaching a child with a disability.
The book’s appendices offers a wide variety of resources ranging from sports organizations and resources from around the country along with modifications and adaptations of a variety of sports a child with a disability can participate in.
Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, c2016.
xii, 119 pages ; 23 cm.
Recreational Therapy | Special Education and Teaching | Sports Studies
Kinesiology, Sport Studies and Physical Education
Aiello, Rocco; Houston-Wilson, Cathy; Lieberman, Lauren J.; Samalot-Rivera, Amaury; Haegele, Justin A.; Mescall, Matthew; and Tymeson, Garth, "Sports, Fitness, and Motor Activites for Children With Disabilities : A Comprehensive Resource Guide fo Parents and Educators" (2016). Brockport Bookshelf. 393.