Physical Activities for Young People With Severe Disabilities
BookPhysical Activities for Young People With Severe Disabilities will help you provide high-quality physical education for students with cerebral palsy, spina bifida, and other orthopedic impairments that inhibit their ability to function physically.
This compact book includes
- 50 illustrated activities that use common objects as equipment,
- evidence-based research that outlines the benefits of physical activity for people with disabilities and that you can use to support your adapted program, and
- safety tips and teaching strategies for working with students with disabilities.
Activities are organized by the primary area of skill or fitness they address: balance and flexibility, muscular strength and cardiorespiratory endurance, coordination, and moving in space. This makes it easy for you to find suitable activities based on your students’ needs, abilities, and individualized education programs (IEPs). In addition, each activity notes secondary skills that it addresses.
Regardless of their impairments, students benefit from physical activity. Physical Activities for Young People With Severe Disabilities provides the ready-to-use information you need to help them receive those benefits.
Reference for adapted physical educators, physical educators, and special education teachers. Also a reference for classroom teachers, recreation therapists, and camp counselors.
Table of ContentsActivity Finder
Chapter 1. Balance and Flexibility Activities
Chapter 2. Muscular Strength and Cardiorespiratory Endurance Activities
Chapter 3. Eye–Hand and Eye–Foot Coordination Activities
Chapter 4. Moving in General Space Activities
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