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Fundamental Movement Skills: Active Start and FUNdamentals Stages - For Children with Developmental and/or Behavioural Disabilities

Fundamental Movement Skills: Active Start and FUNdamentals Stages - For Children with Developmental and/or Behavioural Disabilities

The building blocks for the development of physical literacy

$44.95 CAD


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    Fundamental Movement Skills: Active Start and FUNdamentals for Children With Developmental and/or Behavioural Disabilities provides the theory and practice to enable physical activity leaders in developing learners’ fundamental movement skills in an effective, fun, and interactive manner. This is achieved by providing the following:
    • Descriptions and characteristics of the mature movement patterns of fundamental movement skills
    • Photographs of each of the fundamental movement skills
    • Practical and specific teaching tips to help physical activity leaders in developing children’s fundamental movement skills and physical literacy
    • A wide variety of activities that utilize the featured skills
    • A checklist for assessment of fundamental movement skills
    The activities in this resource are focused on teaching stability skills, object manipulation skills, and locomotor skills, which are the three major skill categories within the LTAD Model.

    This resource employs best practices for inclusion and adaptations (modifications to equipment, environment, instructions, and rules) to cater to the needs of children with developmental and behavioural disabilities. Specific adaptations are provided for children who have autism spectrum disorder, Down syndrome, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, developmental coordination disorder, and intellectual disabilities.


    Teachers, coaches, and recreational leaders of children with physical disabilities who are in the Active Start and FUNdamentals stages of the Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD) Model. 
    Part I. Introduction
    How to Use This Resource
    Overview of the Disabilities and Associated Behavioural Considerations Included in This Resource
    Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
    Autistic Disorder (AD)
    Pervasive Developmental Disorder–Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS)
    Asperger Syndrome (AS)
    Down Syndrome (DS)
    Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
    Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD)
    Intellectual Disability (ID)
    Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD) Model for Athletes With an Intellectual Disability
    Physical Literacy
    Online Innovative E-learning
    A Developmental Approach to Motor Skill Development
    Individualized Education Plans (IEPs)
    Best Practices in Inclusion
    Range of Participation
    Adaptations: Task/Curriculum, Equipment, Environment, Instructions, Rules
    Social Stories
    Use of Peer Tutors
    Behaviour Management Techniques
    Instructional Strategies to Promote Appropriate Behaviour
    For More-Challenging Behaviours
    Social Skills Training in Physical Education
    Importance of Self-Determination
    Continuum of Prompts

    Part II. Fundamental Movement Skills
    Log Roll
    Stork Stand
    Jump (Horizontal)
    Throw (Overhand and Underhand)
    Sidearm Strike

    Part III. References
    Appendix 1: List of Activities
    Appendix 2: Adapted Equipment Resources
    Appendix 3: Disability Organizations
    Appendix 4: Adapted Physical Education Textbooks and Articles for Reference
    Appendix 5: Other Websites of Interest
    Appendix 6: Canadian Disability Sport Organizations
    Appendix 7: Paralympic Sport Programs
    Appendix 8: Fundamental Movement Skills Series
    Physical & Health Education Canada (PHE Canada) is a national leader and vital contributor in fostering achievement and health among Canadian children and youth by supporting physical and health education and active living initiatives where children live, learn, and play. PHE Canada’s vision is a future wherein all children and youth in Canada live healthy, physically active lives.

    Contributors: Meghann Lloyd, PhD, David Legg, PhD, Mary Bluechardt, PhD, Tom Davies, William Harvey, PhD, Karen Natho, Gordon Oliver, Cheryl Tanton, Brett Thompson.