Inclusive Physical Activity is a text and reference for exercise
and physical activity practitioners committed to offering optimal
physical activity programming to people of differing abilities in
school, recreation, sports, and community fitness settings. The updated
second edition offers strategies for physical activity programming
across the life span, from infancy to adulthood.
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The second edition of Inclusive Physical Activity is an excellent resource for physical activity practitioners or students preparing to work with diverse populations in schools, fitness facilities, community recreation sites, and sport programs. This text shows how to provide optimal programming for all individuals—regardless of capability—so they can be healthy and active throughout the life span. Inclusive Physical Activity, Second Edition, can help you
provide well-designed and appropriate physical activity for individuals of all abilities,
increase opportunities for meaningful participation in lifelong physical activity, and
facilitate physical activity to increase health and and wellness for individuals with disabilities.
The book covers programming considerations and strategies for infants and toddlers, school-age children, and adults; examples of inclusive practices for commonly offered physical activities; and suggestions for more effectively individualizing programming. Inclusive Physical Activity also provides information on adapting instruction and providing activity alternatives across the life span in five content areas:
Games and sports
Inclusive Physical Activity outlines a systematic approach to planning and implementing appropriate programs for individuals of varying abilities. Using the unique Functional Approach to Modifying Movement Experiences (FAMME) model, practitioners can learn—step by step—how to connect modifications directly to participants’ capability differences to provide optimal challenge and success.
Updated and expanded, the second edition offers three new chapters plus special learning features:
Including All Individuals chapter-opening scenarios
Think Back questions that encourage readers to apply chapter content to each scenario
What Do You Think? questions and What Would You Do? case examples that promote reflective thinking and problem solving
Instructors who adopt the text get online access to an instructor guide, test package, and presentation package. New to the second edition, the presentation package offers approximately 150 slides highlighting the most important concepts from the book plus essential figures, tables, and photos.
With Inclusive Physical Activity, both students and professionals will find the knowledge and support to make meaningful and inclusive physical activity a reality and promote better health for everyone.
Part I. Foundations for Inclusive Physical Activity
Chapter 1. Health, Physical Activity, and Individuals With Ability Differences Chapter 2. An Inclusive Physical Activity Approach Chapter 3. Overcoming Barriers to Inclusive Physical Activity
Part II. Inclusive Physical Activity Program Planning and Implementation
Chapter 4. Teaming and Collaboration Chapter 5. Program Focus and Assessment Chapter 6. Preparing and Planning Inclusive Physical Activity Programs Chapter 7. A Functional Approach to Modifying Movement Experiences
Part III. Application of Inclusive Practices
Chapter 8. Movement Skills and Concepts Chapter 9. Play, Games, and Sport Chapter 10. Health-Related Fitness and Conditioning Chapter 11. Aquatics Chapter 12. Adventure and Outdoor Programming
Appendix A Person-Related Factors Influencing Capability
Appendix B Eligibility Criteria for Infants and Toddlers
Appendix C Resources
Appendix D Tests and Assessment Tools Currently Available
Appendix E Sample Medical History and Referral Form
About the Authors
An introductory methods textbook for undergraduates studying physical
education, adapted physical education, exercise science, therapuetic
recreation, and other disciplines in education, fitness, and recreation.
Susan L. Kasser, PhD, is an associate professor in the department
of rehabilitation and movement science at the University of Vermont at
Burlington, where she teaches courses pertaining to inclusive physical
activity. She holds a doctorate in movement studies in disability from
Oregon State University.
Kasser has over 20 years of teaching experience in community and
school-based physical activity programs involving individuals with
diverse abilities. She has presented on both national and international
levels in the area of inclusive physical activity. Kasser has also
developed many community-based exercise programs for adults with chronic
conditions and disabilities, including the Individualized Exercise for
Active Lifestyles (IDEAL) program, which has served more than 75 adults
with multiple sclerosis since 1998.
In 2012 she received the Outstanding Faculty Award from the College of
Nursing and Health Sciences at the University of Vermont. Kasser also
received the 2001 Outstanding Educator Award from the Vermont
Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance and the
2000 Kroepsch-Maurice Excellence in Teaching Award from the University
Kasser resides in Jericho, Vermont, where she enjoys hiking, kayaking,
and backpacking in her free time.
Rebecca K. Lytle, PhD, is a professor in the department of
kinesiology at California State University at Chico, where she teaches
courses in adapted physical education and motor development. Lytle has
been teaching in higher education since 1992. She also taught as an
adapted physical education teacher in the public schools from 1988-1996,
and was a school consultant from 2000-2002.
Lytle has published numerous articles for refereed journals and
coauthored three books and six book chapters on adapted physical
activity. She has presented at the state, national, and international
levels and has served as consultant or coordinator for several
community-based physical activity and motor skill assessment programs
for both children and adults.
She is a member of the International Council for Health, Physical
Education, Recreation, Sport and Dance (ICHPER-SD); Council for
Exceptional Children (CEC); International Federation of Adapted Physical
Activity (IFAPA); National Consortium for Physical Education and
Recreation for Individuals with Disabilities (NCPERID); Adapted Physical
Activity Council (APAC); Northern California Adapted Physical Education
Consortium (NCAPEC); American Alliance for Health, Physical Education,
Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD); California Association for Health,
Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (CAHPERD); and California
Teachers Association (CTA). Lytle also serves as chair of the National
Adapted Physical Activity Council of AAHPERD and chair of the California
State Council on Adapted Physical Education.
Lytle and her husband, Donald, reside in Chico. In her free time she
enjoys playing with children, walking and hiking, and playing baseball