Adapted Physical Education and Sports

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Adapted physical education and sport Joseph P. Winnick, editor. Human Kinetics, c2000.
Contents: Part 1. Foundational topics in adapted physical education and sport -- Part 2. Individuals with unique needs -- Part 3. Developmental considerations -- Part 4. Activities for individuals with unique needs.
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An adapted physical education curriculum for hearing impaired and visually impaired children, ages 3-21 Mark F. Jenks, Scot Conners, Carolyn Wuetz. Arizona State School for the Deaf and the Blind ; Phoenix Day School for the Deaf, 1987.
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The dancing dialogue : using the communicative power of movement with young children by Suzi Tortora. Paul H. Brookes Pub., c2006.
Description: "Children's nonverbal cues can uncover critical information about their emotional, social, physical, communicative, and cognitive development. The first approach to focus exclusively on the importance of observing nonverbal expression, The Dancing Dialogue shows early childhood professionals how to assess the behavior and movement of children with a wide range of issues — and use what they learn to develop appropriate interventions. Designed for use with children from birth to 7 years of age, and equally effective for those with and without special needs, this book reveals how to: skillfully observe children's nonverbal cues and develop a keen awareness of the feelings and messages behind them ; expand children's abilities in key developmental areas by engaging them with movement, dance, music, and play ; use these nonverbal interactions to strengthen social and emotional bonds with children ; help caregivers and educators use the same types of interactions to connect with children and stimulate their development, both at home and in the classroom. This eagerly anticipated volume brings to book format the popular program Dr. Tortora has presented to thousands of professionals. The Dancing Dialogue is a one- of-a-kind resource that combines insights from diverse disciplines, including psychology, neurobiology, occupational therapy, physical therapy, dance movement therapy, and early childhood development. No dance background is needed — the ideas and techniques are accessible for professionals from any field. Strategies are brought to life by the author's vibrant, encouraging voice and the fascinating stories of children and adults engaging in the communicative dance. Whether used in an early intervention program, in a classroom, or with individual caregivers and their children, this is an innovative, effective way to assess and enhance the development of young children."
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Developing motor and social skills : activities for children with autism spectrum disorder / Chris Denning. Rowman & Littlefield, [2017]
Description: "This book will outline what we now know about how physical activity impacts children with Autism and how classroom teachers can use physical activity programs in their classrooms."
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Different speeds and different needs : how to teach sports to every kid Gary Barber. Paul H. Brookes, c2010.
Contents: Sports for all, or for just the talented children? -- Inclusion and sports -- The importance of play and sports in children's development -- Attitudes, participation, and the development of friendships in sports -- Using sports to promote character and acceptance -- Teaching and coaching children with different athletic abilities and learning needs -- Effective teaching tips and coaching styles -- Sports for young athletes with physical difficulties and coordination and mobility challenges -- Sports for young athletes with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder -- Sports for young athletes with Tourette syndrome -- Sports for young athletes with autism spectrum disorders -- Sports for young athletes with sensory impairments -- Sports for young athletes with height and weight differences -- Sports for young athletes with a vast range of intellectual abilities -- Sports for young athletes with specific learning disabilities -- Addressing anxiety, stress, and social confidence issues in young athletes -- Putting it all together: creating a sporting environment where all children can thrive.
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Encouraging physical activity for preschoolers with visual impairment : a resource for parents [authors, Jane D. Blaine, Michael Lonergan]. British Columbia Blind Sports and Recreation Association, c2009.
Description: "Getting through life is easier for anyone if they are physically fit. But it's even more important for children who are visually impaired. Everything from walking to eating can take more energy and coordination for them. The fitter they are, the easier (and more fun!) life will be. Encouraging physical activity from an early age will help your child be healthier-physically, emotionally,and socially-for the rest of their life."--Brochure.
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Everybody plays! Cindy Lou Aillaud & Lauren Lieberman. American Printing House for the Blind, c2013.
Description: ... follows an elementary school-age child to a sports camp for children who have visual impairment, blindness, or deafblindness. Written at a 4th grade reading level, readers learn about sports and recreational physical activities that are enjoyed universally and about specific sports designed for persons with visual impairment and blindness. The young storyteller describes how sport modifications and equipment adaptations help the campers have a blast when they learn about sports and play with new friends and coaches. Young readers learn about Paralympic sports and are encouraged to identify the Paralympic sports that the storyteller experiences while at camp. Each sport and recreational activity has a Listen Up! page that introduces the sports novice to each sport or activity. If a reader does not need the detailed explanation of a particular activity, the print, braille, and electronic books are designed so the Listen Up! pages can be skipped.
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Games for people with sensory impairments : strategies for including individuals of all ages Lauren J. Lieberman, Jim F. Cowart. Human Kinetics, c1996.
Description: ... provides teachers and recreation specialists with 70 ready-to-use games that people with sensory impairments - both visual and hearing - can play.-back cover.
Goalball rules. International Blind Sports Association, 1994.
Description: Goalball is a team sport, designed for blind athletes. Sighted athletes can participate wearing eyeshades to prevent the use of vision. Teams of three take turns throwing or rolling a ball with a sound generator from one end of the playing area to the other, and defending their area.
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Going places : transition guidelines for community-based physical activities for students who have visual impairments, blindness, or deafblindness Lauren J. Lieberman ... [et al.] American Printing House for the Blind, Inc., 2006.
Description: Going Places is a resource guide for introducing teens and young adults to community-based, independent physical fitness activities. Designed to help foster independence and self-advocacy, it outlines a step-by-step process for choosing and participating in sports and other physical activities outside of school. Using the acronym PLACES, Going Places guides the user through this process: Preferences (what do you like to do?) ; Leisure, sport, and fitness activities (here's what you might do) ; Awareness (how can you find out where and how to do it?) ; Choices (how do you decide in what to participate?) ; Exploration (how can you get the most out of it?) ; Skill development (how can you get better at it?) With over 40 activities listed, the guide includes a description of the activity, modifications or accommodations that may be necessary, and suggestions for developing needed skills. For many activities a rating chart is included, offering evaluation for that activity on social, exertion, inclusiveness, and participation levels. Included throughout the guide are real-life stories from individuals who are visually impaired, blind, or deafblind who participate successfully in a sport or physical activity. Going Places meets the six national content standards on physical education established by the National Association for Sport & Physical Education (NASPE). In addition, Going Places contains specific advice and information for the user who is deafblind. Eight appendices include additional information on activities to do at home, nutrition, worksheets, and profiles of famous athletes who are visually impaired or blind.
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Integrating the visually impaired student into physical education : a teacher's resource manual. Canadian Blind Sports Association, c1988.
Description: [Designed] to assist teachers who find themselves teaching physical education to a class that includes at least one student with a visual impairment. ... assists in developing an understanding of visual impairments and of multiple conditions in which one is a visual impairment, and presents practical applications for program planning, instruction, and evaluation. Additional listings include vision checklists for physical education; motor ability assessment; fundamental movement components pattern checklists, and remedial activities; curriculum modifications; guiding visually impaired runners; goalball; bowling guide rail blueprints; and recognizing, understanding, and assisting visually impaired persons.
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Making school and community recreation fun for everyone : places and ways to integrate edited by M. Sherril Moon. Paul H. Brookes Pub. Co., c1994.
Description: This text offers case studies, models, and specific techniques to assist children, teenagers, and adults with disabilities to participate more fully in local school and neighborhood social and leisure activities. Three basic themes are stressed: first, that of using a community leisure facilitator to support people with disabilities in community programs; second, the importance of discovering local groups and activities for people of all ages; and, finally, the importance of helping people with disabilities to try new activities and experience participation.

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O&M family booklet [TM] [electronic resource] American Printing House for the Blind, 2010.
Description: This CD will "... provide your students' families with meaningful explanations of orientation and mobility and its relevance in their children's lives. The booklet produced by using the software summarizes a student's O&M progress and goals; and it also helps the parents foster their child's independence in everyday life.The orientation and mobility (O&M) family booklet can be a wonderful way to introduce yourself and establish a partnership with families of your students. ... This booklet may also be used by families when sharing information about their children with relatives, friends, and professionals such as school teachers and sports coaches. ... This software helps ... create an orientation and mobility booklet for the families of students with visually impairments. ... " -- introduction.
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Physical education and sports for people with visual impairments and deafblindness : foundations of instruction Lauren J. Lieberman, Paul E. Ponchillia, and Susan V. Ponchillia. AFB Press, c2013.
Description: "Physical activity provides benefits for children's health and fitness, and it also helps to improve their self-esteem, feelings of competence, and relationship skills. It is part of the expanded core curriculum that includes skills essential for students who are visually impaired. Participation in physical education, however, has generally been more limited for individuals with visual impairments than for others with typical sight. To help close that gap, three prominent educators and athletes have created this important new sourcebook on teaching the skills that will enable children and adults with visual impairments and deafblindness to participate in physical education, recreation, sports, and lifelong health and fitness activities. Physical Education and Sports provides practical and essential information on: Methods of modifying physical skills instruction ; Techniques for adapting sports and other physical activities ; Teaching methods and curriculum points for physical skills instruction throughout the lifespan ; Information about sports and related activities, providing rules, adaptations, and information about competition options. The ideal manual for physical educators, adapted physical education specialists, teachers of students with visual impairments, orientation and mobility specialists, occupational and recreational therapists, and anyone else interested in sports and recreation for persons who are visually impaired or deafblind."--publisher's website.
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Play to grow! : over 200 games designed to help your special child develop fundamental social skills Tali F. Berman and Abby Rappaport ; [foreword by Jenny McCarthy] Meir Autism Treatment Center, c2013.
Description: "Over 200 games designed to help your special child develop fundamental social skills ... for parents and professionals to help promote meaningful social interaction for children with autism or other developmental delays. The games are divided according to five stages of development and each game addresses a very specific goal within each stage. All of the games are tried-and-true, kid and parent tested, and are designed to inspire any child with common motivators, such as: humor, anticipation, music and physical stimulation. Many games also have tips and variations so it can be adapted for children with different interests. ... it is also a guide for parents and professionals on how to execute the games effectively."
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Simon says is not the only game compiled by Bernadette Leary and Margaret von Schneden. American Foundation for the Blind, c1982.
Description: Includes several games and physical education ideas for visually impaired children.
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Survival strategies for people on the autism spectrum [electronic resource] Marc Fleisher. Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2006.
Contents: Summary of contents and aims -- An overview of autism -- The worry of the 'what if?' scenario -- The vital role of communication -- The art of independent living -- Rules of socialising -- Further education and training survival guide -- The world of sport as an aid -- The challenge of sharing ideas with the wider audience -- Dealing with uncertainty -- Autism in a nutshell.
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Systematic supervision [videorecording (DVD)] : schoolwide PBS for everything elementary Iris Media ; executive producers, Nell Caraway, Adam Wendt ; director, Alex Marquez ; writers, Brion Marquez, Jessie Marquez. IRIS Media, Inc., c2010.
Description: "When everyone in your school community applies the principles of schoolwide positive behavior support, they will feel less stress and enjoy their jobs more. Modules specific to common areas, classrooms, playgrounds, and busses show how to: move and scan while supervising, build positive relationships with students, respond appropriately to problem behavior, communicate effectively with students, staff, and parents, work as a team to support appropriate student behavior. The DVD includes a student module, Play it Safe. Join Jackson & his classmates as they show Ms. Adrianna, the quirky substitute teacher, that a long list of rules isn't necessary when everyone is safe, responsible and respectful."--container.
Contents: Introduction -- Classrooms -- Common areas -- Playgrounds -- School busses -- Conclusion: teamwork and data collection -- Families -- Students (Play it safe).
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Tasks galore : making groups meaningful Laurie Eckenrode, Pat Fennell, and Kathy Hearsey. Tasks Galore, c2005.
Description: "Full-color photographs help teachers, parents, and therapists apply structured teaching techniques to classroom groups and school specialties (music, dance, and physical education), as well as to home parties."--Cover.
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A teacher's guide to including students with disabilities in regular physical education Martin E. Block. Paul H. Brookes, c1994.
Description: "Emphasizing the value of a collaborative team approach, this best-selling practical reference offers simple and creative strategies for meaningfully including children with disabilities in general physical education programs. Educators will find in-depth case examples, detailed assessment guidelines, specific suggestions for environmental and activity modification, and a straightforward discussion of the issues and challenges surrounding inclusion."
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The ultimate handbook : recreation and sport for people who are blind or vision impaired Peter Rickards. Vision Australia Foundation, 2000.
Description: Recreation and sport keeps us physically and mentally active, and provides challenge, creativity, social interaction and a sense of well-being. This handbook provides a comprehensive guide to recreation and sport for people who are blind or vision impaired, their carers, family and friends.

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Up down & all around [videorecording (DVD)] : movement fun for everyone Leaping Legs, Ave Productions ; written, developed and created by Stacey Pepper Schwartz ; produced and directed by Stacey Pepper Schwarts, Deb Mendoca Cote ; musical performer, Steve Blunt. Leaping Legs, c2008.
Description: An exercise and movement program designed for people of all abilities; helps develop body awareness and confidence. Focuses on the three components of a healthy exercise program: strength, stretch and endurance. Uses games and activities that are fun and that encourage adult-child interactions. Ages 2 and up.
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Beeping foam soccer ball. Flaghouse, 1992.
Description: Switch turns the beeper on and off; uses 1.5 volt "N" battery. Ball beeps constantly when turned on.
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Dancing colors [realia]. Sportime, [1994]
Description: Sheer nylon scarves that serve as colorful, appealing and creative props for children for movement, drama, and dancing activities.
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Sound ball. American Printing House for the Blind, [2007]
Description: The APH Sound Ball is made of durable foam and is suitable for most recreational activities (for example, kickball, soccer, or practicing sound localization skills). Measuring 7.5 inches, the electronic ball features dual speakers, dual volume, and two-tone sounds to accommodate children who wear hearing aids. Fully rechargeable, the ball is available in two different versions: Red, with a "Techno Dance Beat" tone, and yellow with a "Boing-Boing" tone.
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Walk run for fitness [kit] Lauren J. Lieberman and Haley Schedlin. American Printing House for the Blind, 2005.

Description: "Two pedometers encourage family and peer participation. This kit includes a personal guidewire system that can be set up in your backyard, a school, or a park. If running or walking with a human guide, you can use the kit's adjustable tether, which is long enough to accommodate wheelchair users. Includes a shoulder sling pack for storage and travel. The guidebook explains the five major components of fitness: cardiovascular endurance, muscular endurance, muscular strength, flexibility, and body mass index."--APH website.

Updated February 2022