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Watch Lauren J. Lieberman, PhD and Cathy Houston-Wilson, PhD, authors and professors at the College at Brockport, State University of New York, present Strategies for Inclusion. This informative webinar helps participants understand the concept of Universal Design for Learning and how using this system will allow all children to be included in physical education lessons. The authors present information on the role of assessment, placement and specific activity modifications to accommodate all learners in a variety of settings (inclusive, self-contained and modified). They also discuss how to use an Inclusion Rating Scale to determine if your program is in line with best practices in teaching students with unique needs.
Lauren J. Lieberman, PhD, is a distinguished service professor at the College at Brockport, State University of New York. She has taught higher education since 1995 and previously taught in the Deafblind Program at Perkins School for the Blind. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in adapted physical education. She is on the editorial board of the Journal of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (JOPERD).
Lieberman has written 20 books on adapted physical education and more than 118 peer-reviewed articles. She started Camp Abilities, an overnight educational sports camp for children with visual impairments. This camp is now replicated in 18 states and eight countries.
Lieberman is past chair of the Adapted Physical Activity Council (APAC). She is currently on the board of the division of recreation and sport for the Association for the Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired (AER), and she serves on the board of the United States Association of Blind Athletes (USABA). She acts as a consultant for the American Printing House for the Blind and the New York Deaf-Blind Collaborative. In her leisure time, she enjoys playing Ultimate Frisbee, biking, running, kayaking, hiking, and playing the guitar.
Cathy Houston-Wilson, PhD, is a professor at the College at Brockport, State University of New York. She also serves as chairperson for the department of kinesiology, sport studies, and physical education. Cathy has taught in higher education since 1993, teaching classes in adapted physical education and pedagogy. She is a frequent presenter on adapted physical education (APE) at conferences and workshops and provides in-service training on APE to school districts across New York State. Houston-Wilson has taught APE in a residential facility as well as in public schools. She is past president of the adapted physical education section of New York State AHPERD, and she is past president and a current board member of Phi Epsilon Kappa. In addition, she is actively involved in a variety of community-based activities, including Lifetime Assistance, an agency dedicated to serving individuals with developmental disabilities; SportsNet, an agency dedicated to providing sport opportunities for individuals with disabilities; Brockport Community Rowing Club, a club of which she is president and a founding member; and Camp Koinonia, a faith-based camp for families. In her leisure time, she enjoys accompanying her youngest daughter to Irish dance competitions, practicing yoga, and coaching a highly competitive girls soccer team.