Sports, Fitness, and Motor Activites for Children With Disabilities : A Comprehensive Resource Guide fo Parents and Educators

Title

Sports, Fitness, and Motor Activites for Children With Disabilities : A Comprehensive Resource Guide fo Parents and Educators

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Description

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.

ISBN

9781475818185

Publication Date

2016

Publication Information

Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, c2016.

xii, 119 pages ; 23 cm.

Disciplines

Recreational Therapy | Special Education and Teaching | Sports Studies

Department

Kinesiology, Sport Studies and Physical Education

Comments

Located in Drake Library at: GV709.3 .S68 2016

CONTENTS: Increased physical activity for children with disabilities / Rocco Aiello -- Early childhood development / Cathy Houston-Wilson -- Parents/guardians role and responsibilities / Justin A. Haegele and Matthew Mescall -- Community programs / Lauren J. Lieberman and Amaury Samalot-Rivera -- What every parent should know about equal rights for students with disabilities participating in interscholastic athletics and sport / Garth Tymeson and Ronald Davis -- Utilizing instructional strategies for increased participation in school and community programs / Ellen Kowalski, Linda Webbert, and Rocco Aiello -- Modification charts: Basketball ; Bowling ; Dance-creative movement ; Football (Flag) ; Karate (Martial arts) ; Lacrosse ; Soccer ; Softball/baseball ; Swimming ; Volleyball/Tennis -- Appendix A: Adapted sports organizations and resources -- Appendix B: General modifications chart.