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Adapted Aquatics Programming-2nd Edition

Adapted Aquatics Programming-2nd Edition

A Professional Guide

$90.95 CAD


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    The second edition of Adapted Aquatics Programming: A Professional Guide

    -clarifies rationales for adapted aquatics programming,

    -broadens the scope of and enriches traditional programs for people with disabilities,

    -guides instructors in improving teaching methods and safety management, and

    -educates professionals on providing safe and effective adapted aquatics programs.

    The second edition of Adapted Aquatics Programming: A Professional Guide is packed with new material, including up-to-date information on relevant legislation, guidelines on architectural accessibility, instructional strategies, equipment, safety management, and competitive and recreational aquatics activities.

    This comprehensive resource is a significant addition to the aquatics literature, providing a practical learning tool for the field. The authors infuse each chapter with specific techniques as well as rationales for adapted aquatics programming. They also provide readers with

    -best practices in adapted aquatics programming,

    -a description of the scope of traditional adapted programs with enrichment ideas,

    -guidance in improving teaching methods and safety management, and

    -instruction in providing safe and effective adapted aquatics programs.

    Adapted Aquatics Programming, Second Edition, contains a wealth of references, practical tips, and safety precautions. It includes a number of new features, including photographs and diagrams, life-experience scenarios that provide a reference point for the chapter ahead, and an objectives list for each chapter. It also offers ideas for using equipment and includes information about competitive and recreational aquatics activities.

    In part I, the authors explore foundational issues of adapted aquatics, including models of collaboration, inclusion, planning, program development, facilities, equipment, and supplies. In part II they lay out instructional strategies and detail how to build safe and effective programs. They also look at the specific needs of program participants and issues related to aquatic fitness and rehabilitation. In part III they provide information on enhancing a program conducting competitive and recreational activities.

    Founded on action-based research and current thinking, laws, and practices, Adapted Aquatics Programming, Second Edition, offers a practical approach to adapted aquatics, providing much-needed information on adapting the environment, equipment, instructional strategies, skill techniques, and teaching methods for people with disabilities. This text fills the need for a source of current best practices in adapted aquatics programming.


    Text for adapted aquatics instructor courses. A reference for instructors of adapted aquatics professionals who teach or coach in inclusionary aquatics programs and others who teach swimming or manage aquatics programs.


    Part I. Foundations of Adapted Aquatics

    Chapter 1. Introduction to Adapted Aquatics
    Evolution of Adapted Aquatics
    Legislation for Individuals With Disabilities
    Benefits of Aquatics Participation
    Applications of Aquatics Participation
    Chapter 1 Review

    Chapter 2. Models of Collaboration in Adapted Aquatics
    Models for Adapted Aquatics
    Medical-Therapeutic Model
    Educational Model
    Recreation Model
    Transdisciplinary Model
    Chapter 2 Review

    Chapter 3. Inclusion and the Least-Restrictive Environment
    Placement, Inclusion, and the LRE
    Continuum of Placements
    Prerequisites to Successful Inclusion
    Developing and Maintaining Successful Inclusion Groups
    Using Activities to Facilitate Inclusion
    Chapter 3 Review

    Chapter 4. Individualized Instructional Planning
    Planning for Assessment
    Developing the IEP or IAPP
    Implementing the IEP or IAPP
    Chapter 4 Review

    Chapter 5. Program and Organization Development
    Organizational Foundations
    Communications and Promotion
    Financial Development
    Facilities Acquisition
    Risk Management
    Program Development and Evaluation
    Human Resource Management
    Chapter 5 Review

    Chapter 6. Facilities, Equipment, and Supplies
    Equipment and Supplies
    Chapter 6 Review

    Part II. Facilitating Instruction

    Chapter 7. Prerequisites to Safe, Successful, and Rewarding Programs
    Essential Communication Skills
    Transferring Techniques
    Participant Care and Safety
    Positioning and Supporting Participants
    Chapter 7 Review

    Chapter 8. Instructional Strategies
    The Learning Process
    Teaching, Facilitating, and Guiding Participants
    Addressing Problem Behaviors
    Chapter 8 Review

    Chapter 9. Specific Needs of Adapted Aquatics Participants
    Definitions of Common Disabilities in Adapted Aquatics
    Commonly Seen Attributes of Learners in Adapted Aquatics
    Atlantoaxial Instability
    Attention Deficit
    Auditory Perception Disorder
    Autonomic Dysreflexia or Hyperreflexia
    Balance Disorder
    Brittle Bones
    Cardiovascular Disorder
    Circulatory Disorder
    Contractures and Limitations to Range of Motion
    Hearing Loss: Deafness and Hard of Hearing
    Hearing Loss: Deafblindness
    Head Control Difficulty
    High Muscle Tone
    Interaction Difficulty
    Joint Dysfunction
    Kinesthetic System Disorder
    Memory and Understanding Difficulty
    Multisensory Loss
    Oral Motor Dysfunction
    Paralysis, Paresis, and Atrophy
    Posture Disorder
    Primitive Reflex Retention
    Proprioceptive Disorder
    Range of Motion Dysfunction
    Receptive or Expressive Language Disorder
    Respiratory Disorder
    Seizure Disorder
    Tactile System Disorder
    Temperature Regulation Disorder
    Vestibular System Disorder
    Visual Impairment
    Visual Perception Disorder
    Chapter 9 Review

    Chapter 10. Aquatic Fitness and Rehabilitation
    Health-Related Physical Fitness and Aquatic Exercise
    Physical Conditions and Tips for Aquatic Rehabilitation
    Chapter 10 Review

    Part III. Program Enhancement

    Chapter 11. Adapted Aquatics Program Selection
    Program Environments
    Program Purpose
    Types of Participation
    Nationally Sponsored Adapted Aquatics Programs
    Chapter 11 Review

    Chapter 12. Competitive and Recreational Activities
    Effect of Legislation on Aquatics Participation
    Competitive Swimming for Individuals With Disabilities
    Equitable Competition and Classification
    Coaching Swimmers With Disabilities
    Recreational Aquatic Activities
    Chapter 12 Review

    Appendix A Adapted Aquatics Position Paper of the Aquatic Council: AAALF and AAHPERD
    Appendix B Assessment Forms
    Appendix C Games and Activities for Various Age Groups
    Appendix D Information-Gathering Forms
    Appendix E Adapted Aquatics Program Resources
    Appendix F AAPAR Levels of Adapted Aquatics Credentials
    About the Authors

    Monica Lepore, EdD, is a professor at West Chester University of Pennsylvania in West Chester. A master teacher of adapted aquatics, Dr. Lepore has been an American Red Cross water safety instructor for more than 25 years. She has a degree in leadership in adapted physical education and was a recipient of the International Swimming Hall of Fame Adapted Aquatics Award in 2001. In 2006 she was named AAHPERD/AAPAR Adapted Physical Education Professional of the Year, and she has been on the Top 100 Aquatics Professionals list twice. She acted as chair for AAHPERD/AAPAR adapted aquatics from 2000 to 2005 and received a Meritorious Award from the Aquatic Council of AAHPERD/AAPAR in 2005. In her leisure time, Dr. Lepore enjoys swimming, biking, and hiking.

    G. William Gayle, PhD, CAPE, is a professor and coordinator of adapted physical education at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. A master teacher of adapted aquatics, Dr. Gayle has been an American Red Cross water safety instructor for over 20 years. He holds degrees from Virginia Tech and University of Wisconsin at LaCrosse and a doctorate in adapted physical education and psychology of mental retardation and developmental disabilities from Ohio State University. In 1988 he was inducted into the Ohio Wheelchair Sports Hall of Fame. He served on the AAHPERD/AAPAR adapted aquatics committee from 2000 to 2005. In 2006 he was inducted into the National Wheelchair Basketball Association Intercollegiate Division Hall of Fame and selected as Teacher of the Year in the College of Education and Human Services at Wright State University. He has provided adapted aquatics programs for university students and surrounding school districts for several decades. In his leisure time, he enjoys golfing, swimming, and traveling internationally.

    Shawn F. Stevens, EdD, is executive director of Edgemoor Community Center in Wilmington, Delaware. Dr. Stevens has been an American Red Cross instructor trainer for water safety, lifeguarding, first aid, CPR, and AED for 25 years, and he was an adapted aquatics instructor trainer for 18 years. Overall, he has provided leadership in conducting aquatics programs for 30 years, and he assisted with the development of the ADA Accommodation Resource Guide for the American Red Cross. In his spare time, he serves as a volunteer instructor trainer and leadership volunteer for the American Red Cross, and he also enjoys golfing and swimming.

    Careful instruction lessens chance of immature skills in individuals with ADD
    Legislation increases aquatics opportunities for individuals with disabilities

    Interview With Monica Lepore About Adaptive Techniques For People With Disabilities
     Interview with Monica Lepore  Monica Lepore discusses how she got into the field of adapted aquatics  Monica Lepore discusses significant changes in the field over the next 10 years  Monica Lepore discusses the most challenging aspects of working in the field  Monica Lepore discusses trends in the field