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Adapted Aquatics Programming : A Professional Guide

Adapted Aquatics Programming : A Professional Guide - 98 edition

ISBN13: 978-0880116954

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Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
Published: 1998
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Adapted Aquatics Programming : A Professional Guide - 98 edition

ISBN13: 978-0880116954

Monica Lepore, George Gayle and Shawn Stevens

ISBN13: 978-0880116954
ISBN10: 0880116951
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 98
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers

Published: 1998
International: No
Summary

Adapted Aquatics Programming is an in-depth, up-to-date text that shows instructors how to accommodate individuals with disabilities. Comprehensive in scope, the book dives into hard issues, such as inclusion, reasonable accommodations, and qualifications of personnel providing aquatic programs.

The text comes packed with information, activities, resources, and references for planning, implementing, and evaluating adapted aquatic programs. Included are 113 photos to illustrate practical applications of concepts. Review questions at the end of each chapter summarize important points.

Textbook features include:

  • Bolded key terms in chapters
  • Chapter summaries and review questions
  • Glossaries of terms and common disabilities
  • References including equipment and materials suppliers, organization resources, and instructional resources

Part I, Foundations of Adapted Aquatics, introduces readers to the philosophies and issues regarding the implementation of adapted aquatics programs.

Part II, Facilitating Instruction, provides information on competencies and resources for adapted aquatics personnel.

Part III, Program Enhancement, reviews considerations for selecting an appropriate program, examines the status of aquatics within U.S. sports organizations, and introduces aquatic fitness concepts.

Adapted Aquatics Programming is a resource for understanding the implications of disabilities to aquatic programming. This timely text provides readers with the global picture of adapted aquatics.

Author Bio

Lepore, Monica :

Monica Lepore, EdD, has been an adapted aquatic instructor since 1978 and a trainer of adapted aquatic instructors since 1980. An associate professor of kinesiology at West Chester University in West Chester, Pennsylvania, she directs two community adapted aquatic programs during the school year. She also directs aquatics at a camp for youths who are blind or visually impaired and at a camp for children with developmental disabilities.

Lepore coauthored the Adapted Aquatic Position Statement in 1995 for the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD) Aquatic Council. She is also a recipient of a citation from the Pennsylvania House of Representatives acknowledging her work on behalf of children with disabilities.

Lepore is a member of AAHPERD's Adapted Physical Activity and Aquatic councils and the National Consortium for Physical Education and Recreation for Individuals With Disabilities. She earned a doctor of education degree in leadership in adapted physical education from New York University.

Gayle, G. William :

G. William Gayle, PhD, has taught aquatic programs to individuals with disabilities since 1977. He has worked with individuals with spinal cord injuries, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, and other neurological and musculoskeletal disorders. Since 1990, he has worked with preschool and early childhood populations with disabilities. In 1988, he was inducted into the Ohio Wheelchair Sports Hall of Fame for his work with athletic programs. Gayle is chair of the Department of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. He holds a doctorate in adapted physical education and psychology of mental retardation and developmental disabilities from The Ohio State University. He is a member of the American Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD), the National Consortium of Physical Education and Recreation for Individuals with Disabilities, and the Council for Exceptional Children.

Stevens, Shawn F. :

Shawn F. Stevens, EdD, served as an adapted aquatics instructor trainer with the American Red Cross for 15 years. Since 1977 he has been a water safety instructor trainer, planning and implementing aquatic programs in community-based organizations. He is currently the Executive Director of the Delaware Foundation for Retarded Children and previously directed health and safety programs with the American Red Cross for 16 years. Stevens holds a master's degree in health administration, and a doctorate of education in leadership and innovation from Wilmington College.



Table of Contents

Preface
Organization of this Book
Trends and Controversies in Adapted Aquatics
Acknowledgments

Part I: Foundations of Adapted Aquatics

Chapter 1. Introduction to Adapted Aquatics
Chapter 2. Models for Adapted Aquatics Programming
Chapter 3. Inclusion and the Least Restrictive Environment
Chapter 4. Individualized Instructional Planning
Chapter 5. Program and Organizational Development
Chapter 6. Facilities, Equipment, and Supplies


Part II: Facilitating Instruction

Chapter 7. Prerequisites to Safe, Successful, and Rewarding Programs
Chapter 8. Instructional Strategies
Chapter 9. Specific Needs of Adapted Aquatics Programs


Part III: Program Enhancement

Chapter 10. Adapted Aquatics Program Selection
Chapter 11. Competitive and Recreational Activities
Chapter 12. Aquatic Fitness and Rehabilitation


Glossary of Common Disabilities
Glossary of Terms
Appendix A: AAHPERD/AAALF Aquatic Council-Adapted Aquatics Position Paper
Appendix B: Assessment Forms
Appendix C: Games and Activities for Various Age Groups
Appendix D: Information Gathering Forms
Appendix E: Adapted Aquatics Program Resources
References
Index

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