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Inclusion in Physical Education is a practical, easy-to-use guide filled with inclusion strategies that focus on developing the physical and social skills and fitness of students with disabilities. And these strategies do not involve extended planning or setup time or extra equipment.
Written by Pattie Rouse, a teacher who has been working with students with disabilities since 1982, this book takes the guesswork out of including students with disabilities in general physical education. Inclusion in Physical Education is divided into chapters according to specific disabilities, thus helping you immediately find the information you need as well as the basic characteristics and expected behaviors of children with each type of disability. Rouse offers chapters on inclusion for students with these conditions:
Limited use of limbs, requiring wheelchair use
Cerebral palsy and other orthopedic impairments
Visual and hearing impairments
Also included are chapters on the importance of inclusion (and the importance of paraeducators and peer facilitators in the process of inclusion), on differentiating instruction to include students with disabilities in general physical education, and on using adapted games to teach students empathy for their peers with disabilities. These games provide opportunities for all students to be equal and to be more understanding of and receptive toward others’ differences.
Written from Rouse’s own experience and based on feedback from students with disabilities, this book is a guide that you can immediately put to use in including students with disabilities or delayed motor skills and can continue to use throughout your career as an educator. The book helps you set realistic goals for students with disabilities and correlates with many objectives found in the national physical education standards.
With Inclusion in Physical Education, you can include students with any disability in your curriculum. The book’s ready-to-use resources will help you confidently create a program that benefits all students.
Chapter 1. What Is Inclusion?
Support for Inclusion
Chapter 2. Including Students With Autism Spectrum Disorder
Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder
Strategies for Inclusion
Including Students With Severe Autism
Structured Physical Education Opportunities
Chapter 3. Including Students Who Use Wheelchairs
Modifications for Students With Upper Body Control
Parallel Activities for Students With Upper Body Control
Modifications for Students With Limited or No Upper Body Control
Parallel Activities for Students With Limited or No Upper Body Control
Modified Games for Students With Limited or No Upper Body Control
Racing for Points
Speed Soccer Goalie
Chapter 4. Including Students With Intellectual Disabilities
Benefits of Inclusion for Students With Intellectual Disabilities
Using Simple Games
Games and Activities for All Abilities
Follow the Fun
Partner Line Kickball
Drills for MID or MOID Students in Middle and High School
Chapter 5. Including Students With Cerebral Palsy
Modifications for Students With Cerebral Palsy
Chapter 6. Including Students With Visual and Hearing Impairments
Including Students With Visual Impairments
Including Students With Hearing Impairments
Modifications for Students With Hearing Impairments
Chapter 7. Differentiation in Inclusive Physical Education
Planning for Differentiation
Activities for the Differentiated Classroom
Object Control Stations (Elementary)
Fitness Stations (Elementary and Middle School)
Hockey Skill Stations (Elementary and Middle School)
Sideline Hockey (Elementary and Middle School)
Box Hockey (Elementary and Middle School)
Layups (Middle and High School)
Gotcha (Middle and High School)
3 on 2, 2 on 1 (Middle and High School)
Chapter 8. Walk in Their Shoes: Games for Understanding
Sore Spot Tag
Hi, Low, Yo
Centers for Understanding
Mobility Obstacle Course
Wheelchair and Scooter Noodle Volley
Stations for Understanding
About the Author
Reference and games book for physical education teachers and adapted physical education teachers. Also a reference for classroom teachers, PE or APE administrators, paraprofessionals, recreation therapists, camp counselors, church youth counselors, and parents.
Pattie Rouse, EdS, is an adapted physical educator in Cherokee County Schools in Georgia, where she co-created the first adapted physical education program in the school system. She has been working with people with disabilities since 1982. In addition to her physical education teaching, she has been educating teachers and paraeducators on inclusion for many years through informal consultations as well as through staff development and professional workshops.
A co-coordinator of Special Olympics in Cherokee County, she has coached Special Olympics basketball. Throughout her career she has included students with disabilities in her programs. She is the author of Adapted Games and Activities, geared toward students with intellectual disabilities. In her leisure time, Ms. Rouse enjoys mountain and road biking, hiking with her dogs, and reading. Her newest means of reaching out to the community is through an adapted recreational and fitness program for elderly people in a nursing home.