Adapted Physical Activity

The field of Adapted Physical Activity is a rapidly expanding area in post-secondary education. As the profession grows, so does the demand for new texts that challenge students to think critically. "Adapted Physical Activity" edited by Steadward, Wheeler and Watkinson is a textbook that combines up-to-date information with a critical thinking approach. Based on a core theme of "inclusion", this text examines the spectrum of adapted physical activity from school, community, and international disability sports perspectives. This comprehensive examination provides the reader with a unique and up to date insight into the scope of adapted physical activity. The text deals with a variety of important issues ranging from the provision of equal access to active living opportunities, schools and communities, to instructional and educational issues, to the history of disability sport and issues regarding sports performance in athletes with disability. Contributions by a who's who of Canadian experts render this text a must have for instruction in the area of Adapted Physical Activity or Education at all levels of post secondary education. The text is constructed in a flexible thematic and modular format allowing instructors at all levels of post secondary education - undergraduate and graduate - to select areas for study or integrate various selections of chapters into individual courses.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
Front Cover 1
Title Page 4
Copyright Page 5
Contents 6
Foreword 16
Introduction: The Development and State of Adapted Physical Acticity | Wheeler 18
Acknowledgements 22
About the Contributors 24
I Focus on Critical Thinking 38
1 Critical Thinking and Professional Preparation | Bouffard & Strean 40
II Perspectives 50
2 Defining Adapted Physical Activity | Reid 52
3 The History of Adapted Physical Activity in Canada 68
4 Disability Definitions | Squair & Groenveld 86
III The Social, Political, and Legal Landscape 106
5 The Social construction of Disability in a Society of Normalization | Shogan 108
6 Socio-political Influences on Adpated Physical Activity | McPerson, Wheeler & Foster 118
7 Policy Strategies to Foster Active Living | Lyons, Taylor & Langille 142
8 The Role of Canadian Organizations in the Development of Adapted Physical Activity | Legg 158
IV Delivering Adapted Physical Activity Services 174
9 Moving Toward Inclusion | Reid 176
10 Professional Preparation | Emes 194
11 Foundations of Assessment | Bouffard 208
12 Physical Activity as Rehabilitation | Legg 220
V The School Environment 234
13 Inclusive Physical Framework | Goodwin, Watkinson & Fitzpatrick 236
14 Facilitating Independence | Calzonetti 260
15 Applying Ecological Task Analysis to the Assessment of Playground Skills | Watkinson & Dunn 276
16 Instructional Approcahes to the Teaching of Motor Skills | Goodwin 302
17 Culturally Relevant Physical Education for Students Who Experience Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties | Halas 332
18 The Role of Adapted Education Consultants | Nearingburg & Clifford 352
19 Considering Motivation | Causgrove Dunn 372
VI The Active Living Domain 392
20 Leisure Education | Mahon 394
21 Creating Inclusive Physical Activity Opporunities | Longmuir 412
22 Inclusive Fitness Appraisal Developments | Seidl 432
23 Community Active Living Programming | Gingras 456
24 Disabling Aspects of Aging | O'Brien Cousins 478
25 Fitness and Physical Activity for Older Adults | Burgess & Hudec 498
VII The Realm of Sport 520
26 History of Disability Sport | Steadward & Foster 522
27 Sport Medicine | White & Burnham 548
28 Principles of Fitness Assessment and Training for Wheelchair Athletes | Bhambhani 562
29 Technological Developments in Disability Sport | Perrault 592
30 Physical Activity and Sport for Individuals with Intellectual Disability | Mactavish & Dowds 610
31 The Femaie Athlete in Paralympic Sport | Olenik 640
32 Athletes in Transition | Wheeler 656
Index 674