"Physical Activities for Young People With Severe Disabilities" will help you provide high-quality physical education for students with cerebral palsy, spina bifida and other orthopaedic impairments that inhibit their ability to function physically. The activities are easy to set up and can be used in a variety of settings, from the gym to the classroom and outdoors. Each activity features high and low variations to guide you in adapting it for students with a wide range of abilities. Regardless of their impairments, students benefit from physical activity and this book provides the ready-to-use information needed to help them receive those benefits.
Lindsay K. Canales, MA, has taught adapted physical education for 10 years and has 6 years of experience as an adapted physical education specialist, teaching students ranging from ages 3 to 22. Rebecca K. Lytle, PhD, is a professor and chair of the department of kinesiology at California State University (CSU) at Chico. She has presented at numerous state, national and international conferences.
Chapter 1. Balance and Flexibility Activities; Chapter 2. Muscular Strength and Cardiorespiratory Endurance Activities; Chapter 3. Eye Hand and Eye Foot Co-ordination Activities; Chapter 4. Moving in General Space Activities.