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Strategies for Inclusion With Web Resource-3rd Edition

Strategies for Inclusion With Web Resource-3rd Edition

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    Transitioning students with disabilities into inclusive physical education environments is an important and sometimes challenging task. But Strategies for Inclusion, Third Edition, makes that transition much smoother and better for all parties involved.

    Lots of New Resources and Material
    The latest edition of this popular text will empower you with the information and tools necessary to successfully include students with disabilities in your program. Strategies for Inclusion reflects the latest research and legislation, so you can be sure that your program is not only successful but also compliant with the goals and requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act.

    The text has retained and updated its instruction on assessing students, making placement decisions, developing and implementing individualized education plans (IEPs), and more. And it offers this completely new material:
    • A new chapter on the referral, eligibility, and placement process, covering the nine steps required by law
    • A new chapter on transition planning and how you can help students integrate into their communities after leaving school
    • A new section on Paralympic sports and how they can be infused into your curriculum
    • New material on functional behavioral assessments, behavior intervention plans, leadership opportunities, training techniques for peer tutors and paraeducators, and more
    • A new inclusion rating scale that will help you rate how inclusive your classes are and show you areas for improvement
    • A new web resource with numerous useful tools
    • More than double the number of teaching units (38 units, up from 17), giving you more options for inclusion
    The new web resource offers fillable digital versions of all the modification checklists and rubrics in the book. You can save materials in order to build an IEP for each student. You can also access the materials on a mobile device to use them in the classroom or gym. In addition, the web resource has an interactive inclusion rating scale that allows you (or an administrator) to assess how you are doing at including all students in class activities. This handy tool calculates your total rating as you fill in the form. Finally, the web resource directs you to high-quality adaptation information available elsewhere online.

    Book Organization and Content
    The text is split into two parts. Part I provides foundational information and a roadmap for how to successfully include children with disabilities in traditional PE settings. Topics in this part include legislative issues, roles and responsibilities of the teacher, effective assessment techniques, the eight-step placement process, and the teacher’s role in the IEP process. Part I also explores how to manage student behavior, make adaptations to promote universal design for learning, work with support personnel, and plan for transition.

    Part II offers 38 teachable units—a sizable leap from the previous edition’s 17—complete with assessment tools for curriculum planning. Here you will learn specific strategies for inclusion as you use a step-by-step implementation guide for 14 elementary units, 11 sport units, 8 recreation units, and 5 fitness units—all with potential modifications. Adaptations are categorized by environment, equipment, instruction, and rules.

    Each unit’s assessment rubric has quantitative and qualitative measures of skill level. And you’ll find ideas in each unit on how to incorporate IEP objectives that may not be part of the general PE class objectives.

    A Complete Resource for Inclusion
    Strategies for Inclusion offers you the most up-to-date and useful strategies to include children with disabilities in your physical education activities. Its practical applications and easy-to-implement planning and assessment strategies make this a complete resource that you can use to empower all students with the knowledge that they can enjoy the full range of benefits that physical activity offers.


    Text for undergraduate students in physical education courses. Program planning and implementation guide for K-12 teachers and recreation staff.

    Table of Contents

    Part I: Understanding Inclusion
    Chapter 1: Inclusion in Physical Education
    Legislative Mandates: A Historical Perspective
    Placement Options in Physical Education
    Roles and Responsibilities of General Physical Education Teachers
    Roles and Responsibilities of Adapted Physical Education Specialists
    Effectiveness of Inclusion
    Chapter 2: Assessment: The Cornerstone of Effective Instruction
    Features of Effective Assessment
    Traditional Assessment Techniques
    Authentic Assessment
    Alternative Assessment
    Chapter 3: The Placement Process in Physical Education
    Physical Education Placement Challenges
    Special Education Process
    Assessing the Placement
    The Lieberman/Brian Inclusion Rating Scale (LIRSPE)
    Chapter 4: Individualized Education Plans
    The IEP Process
    The Role of Assessment in IEPs
    Components of the IEP
    Electronically Generated IEPs
    Physical Educator’s Role in the IEP Process
    Incorporating Goals and Objectives Into the General Physical Education Class
    Chapter 5: Managing Student Behavior
    Strategies to Avoid Behavior Problems
    Understanding the Purpose of Behavior
    Interventions and Strategies to Improve Behavior
    Strategies to Decrease Inappropriate Behavior
    Chapter 6: Universal Design for Learning
    Universal Design for Learning
    Universal Design in Physical Education
    Differentiated Instruction
    Process of Adapting Activities
    Types of Adaptation
    Chapter 7: Support Personnel
    Peer Tutors
    Senior Citizens
    College Students
    Chapter 8: Transition Planning
    Dr. Amaury Samalot-Rivera
    Transition Services and the IEP
    Functional Approach in Transition Planning
    Transition Activities for Effective Social Inclusion
    Assessment in Transition

    Part II: Strategies for Inclusion
    Chapter 9: Basic Skills
    Body Awareness
    Hula Hoops
    Jump Rope
    Locomotor Skills
    Object Control Skills
    Cooperative Games
    Parachute Activities
    Rhythmic Skills
    Scooter Board Activities
    Chapter 10: Sport Skills
    Flag Football
    Track and Field
    Chapter 11: Recreation and Leisure Skills
    Backpacking and Hiking
    Rock Climbing
    Skating and In-Line Skating
    Line Dancing
    Martial Arts
    Chapter 12: Health and Fitness
    Weight Training
    Cross-Country Skiing
    Fitness Activities
    Appendix A: Disabilities in Kid Terms
    Appendix B: Special Education Terminology
    Appendix C: Brockport Aquatic Skills Checklist
    References and Resources
    About the Authors

    About the Author

    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.


    The web resource offers fillable PDF files of the modification checklist and rubric for each of the 38 units; you can use these to build IEPs. Also included in the web resource is an interactive inclusion rating scale that will help you assess your inclusion success.

    All ancillary materials for this text are FREE to course adopters and available online at