Three educators and athletes have created this sourcebook on teaching the skills that will enable children and adults with visual impairments and deafblindness to participate in physical education, recreation, sports, and lifelong health and fitness activities.
Physical Education and Sports provides practical and essential information on:
-Methods of modifying physical skills instruction
-Techniques for adapting sports and other physical activities
-Teaching methods and curriculum points for physical skills instruction throughout the lifespan
-Information about sports and related activities, providing rules, adaptations, and information about competition options
This manual for physical educators, adapted physical education specialists, teachers of students with visual impairments, orientation and mobility specialists, occupational and recreational therapists, and anyone else interested in sports and recreation for persons who are visually impaired or deafblind.
Contents: Foreword -- Preface: views from two athletes / James Mastro and Jennifer Armbruster -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- The impact of visual impairment and deafblindness on learning and development -- Visual impairment and deafblindness: an overview -- Providing physical education to students with visual impairments or deafblindness -- Modifying instruction to meet students' needs -- Principles of adapting games, sports, and related activities -- Early childhood development: movement and play in early childhood / Tanni L. Anthony -- Elementary education programming -- Physical education and sports activities in middle school, high school, and adulthood -- Organized sports for children and adults with visual impairments: goalball and beep baseball -- Recreational activities and their adaptations: toward a positive quality of life -- Fitness: a lifelong pursuit -- Sports and related organizations of special interest -- References -- Appendix: camp abilities activity assessment -- Resources -- Index -- About the authors