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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 Educationis 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.

    Adobe Digital Editions® System Requirements

    • Microsoft® Windows® 2000 with Service Pack 4, Windows XP with Service Pack 2, or Windows Vista® (Home Basic 32-bit and Business 64-bit editions supported)
    • Intel® Pentium® 500MHz processor
    • 128MB of RAM
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    Language versions
    • English
    • French
    • German

    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.


    "Firmly grounded in theory, this book provides a stellar analysis of the influential role of perceived self-efficacy in athletic development and functioning.  It is uniquely broad in scope, offering a masterful overview of the foundation, research, and application of self-efficacy theory in the field of athletics.  Because of the scope and depth of coverage, this book is an invaluable resource for theorists and practitioners alike seeking an understanding of how beliefs of personal and collective efficacy contribute to the quality of athletic life.  But it is about more than sports.  The insights it provides can also serve one well in other life pursuits.  This is a truly outstanding book that has the makings of a classic in the field of athletics."

    -Albert Bandura

    "The benefits of this book reach well beyond just sports. The techniques are easy to learn and represent tools you will use throughout your career..."

    -Doody’s Review Service