ERIC Number: ED234545
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Teacher's Helper: Physical Fitness for Handicapped Students.
Maryland Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, Towson.
The booklet, intended for physical and special educators, and occupational, physical, and recreation therapists, deals with physical fitness for handicapped students. Background information on the importance and attainment of fitness is followed by general principles of physical fitness development (such as overload, progression, specificity, and body composition). Modification in assessment measures for cardiorespiratory endurance, muscular strength and/or endurance, flexibility, and body composition are considered, as are health and safety procedures in testing. Fitness program implementation is discussed in terms of goals and objectives, organization, and special considerations for students with orthopedic impairments, sensory impairments, intellectual limitations, and emotional disturbances. Additional sections cover selection of appropriate activities, adaptation of equipment, and ways to sustain student interest. (CL)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maryland Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, Towson.
Note: In cooperation with Adapted Physical Education Committee, The Maryland Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, Towson State University, Towson, MD 21204.