ERIC Number: EJ1048881
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
Physical Activity Programs in Higher Education: Modifying Net/Wall Games to Include Individuals with Disabilities
Braga, Luciana; Tracy, Julia F.; Taliaferro, Andrea R.
Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, v86 n1 p16-22 2015
The growing number of students with disabilities in higher education settings has presented challenges for instructors with regards to appropriate inclusion. Concerning physical activity courses in higher education, instructors may not have the knowledge or resources to make modifications and accommodations that will ultimately result in inclusion. This article uses Newell's model of constraints to demonstrate how to apply modifications to the task and the environment, specifically for net/wall games. Additionally, the article addresses modifications for individuals with cerebral palsy in tennis and visual impairments in volleyball by providing practical strategies that can ensure successful inclusion in higher education physical activity settings.
Descriptors: Physical Education, Disabilities, Physical Activities, Higher Education, Cerebral Palsy, Models, Athletics, Team Sports, Visual Impairments, Inclusion, College Students, Academic Accommodations (Disabilities)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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