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Special Physical Education

Author(s): John M Dunn, Carol Leitschuh

Edition: 10

Copyright: 2014

Pages: 694

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The Field of Special Physical Education is Evolving…

As research informs programs, new ideas are implemented and the quality of children's physical activity improves. The new tenth edition of Special Physical Education presents the research and best practice evident in the field today. To help the reader apply the new research and concepts learned, the authors have incorporated case students in relevant chapters. These case studies are designed to bring up the many potent points to be considered when designing and implementing a special physical education program.

Now available in a new 10th edition, Special Physical Education includes:

  • The latest assessment information for each disability area.
  • Case studies for each disability area
  • DSM-5 information for disability areas relevant for physical activity engagement.
  • A separate and new chapter on Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). 
  • A functional approach to nutrition and physical activity for children under or overweight.

Section 1 Fundamentals
Chapter 1 Historical Background
Chapter 2 Developmental Patterns
Chapter 3 Motor Learning and Perception
Chapter 4 Understanding Individuals with Disabilities

Section 2 Managing the Learning Environment
Chapter 5 Organization and Administration of Special Physical Education
Chapter 6 Teaching Special Physical Education
Chapter 7 Assessment and Evaluation
Chapter 8 Assistive Devices

Section 3 Conditions and Atypical Movement
Chapter 9 Intellectual Disability
Chapter 10 Autism Spectrum Disorder
Chapter 11 Learning Disability and Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Chapter 12 Behavior Disorders
Chapter 13 Sensory Impairments
Chapter 14 Orthopedic Disabilities
Chapter 15 Cerebral Palsy
Chapter 16 Severe Disabilities
Chapter 17 Cardiovascular Conditions
Chapter 18 Respiratory Disorders
Chapter 19 Other Health Impaired
Chapter 20 Muscular Weakness and other Movement Disorders

Section 4 Activities and Programs
Chapter 21 Young Children and Physical Activity
Chapter 22 Rhythms and Dance
Chapter 23 Nutrition Movement and Obesity
Chapter 24 Physical Fitness
Chapter 25 Competitive Sports for Athletes with Disabilities
Chapter 26 Team Sports
Chapter 27 Individual Lifetime Sports
Chapter 28 Dual Lifetime Sports
Chapter 29 Swimming
Chapter 30 Relaxation

John M Dunn

John M. Dunn is President of Western Michigan University and Professor of Human Performance and Health Education. Prior to this appointment, he was Provost and Vice-Chancellor at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. Dr Dunn has also held teaching, research, and administrative appointments at the University of Utah, Oregon State University, and the University of Connecticut.

Dr Dunn is internationally recognized for his efforts to enhance the lives of individuals with disabilities, specifically in long-term health. He has published over 50 scholarly papers and chapters, developed innovative graduate programs, secured external grants and contracts, and established a clinic to serve children and youth with special needs. Dr Dunn is past president of the American Academy of Kinesiology (AAK) and has been invited to speak throughout the United States and several international countries. In recognition of his efforts, Dunn has received numerous awards for his scholarship, teaching, and leadership and has held offices in several professional organizations. He is past president of the Research Consortium of the American Alliance for Health Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, and past editor of Quest, a scholarly publication for kinesiology scholars.

John Dunn and his wife, Linda, are the parents of Matthew (Lesley), Michael (Gretchen), and Kerry (Adam) and have two grandchildren, Murphy and Molly. In his free time, Dunn enjoys the outdoors, running, working in the yard, and reading. Dunn is a native of Illinois (Pickneyville). He received his bachelors (1967) and masters (1969) from Northern Illinois University and was recognized by the NIU Alumni Association in 2000. Dunn received a doctorate from Brigham Young University in 1972.

Carol Leitschuh

Carol Leitschuh, PhD, is an Affiliate Faculty member of the Center on Early Education and Development and the Center on Neurobehavioral Development at the University of Minnesota. In the School of Kinesiology at the University of Minnesota, Dr Leitschuh coordinated the Masters in Applied Kinesiology, Developmental and Adapted Physical Education (DAPE) teaching in the core curriculum, motor development, and other courses for both graduate and undergraduate students in the School. Dr Leitschuh is a recipient of a Fulbright Scholar’s Award in child development for the Czech Republic and is an avid traveler conducting research and teaching in Belgium, Italy, Greece, Singapore, and the Czech Republic. Twice she received an Eramus Mundus Scholar’s Award of the European Union. Dr Leitschuh received an Initial Career Award from the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services (OSERS) and developed a monitoring tool of early movement skills of infants and toddlers. She was also awarded a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at Juniper Gardens Children’s Program at the University of Kansas. There she joined the Early Childhood Research Institute in Measuring Growth and Development (ECRI-MGD). Dr Leitschuh received an award from OSERS for her doctoral study at Oregon State University. She received her PhD in Human Performance focusing on Movement Studies in Disability. 

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