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Inclusion in Physical Education eBook

Inclusion in Physical Education eBook

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    The e-book for Inclusion in Physical Education is available at a reduced price. It allows you to highlight, take notes, and easily use all the material in the book in seconds. The e-book is delivered through Adobe Digital Editions® and when purchased through the Human Kinetics site, access to the content is immediately granted when your order is received.
    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:
    • Autism disorder
    • Limited use of limbs, requiring wheelchair use
    • Intellectual disabilities
    • 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.

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    Language versions

    • English
    • French
    • German


    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.
  • Table of Contents


    Chapter 1. What Is Inclusion?
      Defining Inclusion
      Embracing 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
        Rolling Targets
        Flag Tag
        Cone Combinations
        Racing for Points
        Racing Ribbons
        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
        Head Start
        Follow the Fun
        Scooter Bowling
        Partner Line Kickball
        Five-Hit Baseball
        Everybody Score
      Drills for Motor Development
        T-Ball Pinball
        Hockey Pinball
        Frisbee Targets
        Striking Skills
        Throwing Skills
        Catching Skills
        Kicking Skills
      Drills for MID or MOID Students in Middle and High School
        Soccer Drills
        Five Kick
        Basketball Drills
        Football Drills
    Chapter 5. Including Students With Cerebral Palsy
      Modifications for Students With Cerebral Palsy
      Activity Tips
      Parallel Activities
    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
        Cyclops Tag
        Sore Spot Tag
        Line Ball
        Chronological Line-Up
        Hi, Low, Yo
        Centers for Understanding
        Mobility Obstacle Course
        Wheelchair and Scooter Noodle Volley
        Circle Up
        Stations for Understanding
    About the Author

    About the Author

    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 CherokeeCounty, 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.