Sports, Fitness, and Motor Activities for Children with Disabilities: A Comprehensive Resource Guide for Parents and Educators (Hardback)
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Sports, Fitness, and Motor Activities for Children with Disabilities: A Comprehensive Resource Guide for Parents and Educators (Hardback)

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Hardback 132 Pages / Published: 31/12/2015
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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. The book 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.

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781475818178
Number of pages: 132
Weight: 399 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 15 mm


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This well-researched and comprehensive book is a valuable resource for parents, guardians, and recreational professionals in promoting inclusive and meaningful recreation for children with disabilities, beyond the school day. Information for the legal rights of student to participate in interscholastic athletics, provides knowledge or families to advocate effectively. Developmental information, adaptions and strategies provides the practical information for the parents' role as their child's first teacher and greatest supporter. -- Melissa Charbonnet, executive director of special education/student services, St. Mary's County Public Schools
This book, Sports, Fitness, and Motor Activities for Children with Disabilities. A Comprehensive Resource for Parents and Educators, is a unique addition to our existing literature. It is written by top experts in the field of Adapted Physical Activity with many years of collective experience. The samples, forms, references, and ideas are life changing for children, adolescents, and their families. Rocco Aiello has created a wonderful and powerful guide for teachers, parents, and specialists for years to come! -- Lauren J. Lieberman, PhD, distinguished professor of adapted physical education and co-director of The Institute of Movement Studies for Individuals with Visual Impairments, The College at Brockport
This book empowers practitioners, as well as the parents of children with disabilities, to fully explore the potential benefits that their children may obtain by involvement in a wide range of physical activities. By bringing together many of the nation's leaders in adapted physical education, the challenges of increasing participation levels are addressed head on, and the reader is provided with practical suggestions to help promote successful participation. -- Andrew C. Roper, CAA, PhD, supervisor of physical education, health education, and athletics, department of teaching, learning, and professional development, St. Mary's County Public Schools
This well-crafted researched based book guides parents and supports educators towards facilitating an individual's engagement in physical activity from childhood through adulthood. Never before had families been offered such a resource that answers many of their questions. It provides life-changing information that prevents individuals with disabilities from leading a sedentary isolated and unfulfilling lifestyle. This book opens doors to over-all health and wellness. -- Brad Weiner, 2013 National Adapted Physical Education Teacher of the Year, Montgomery County Public Schools, Maryland

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