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Physical education classes include students of all ability levels. If you're looking for effective techniques to ensure that everyone in your class is challenged according to his or her own capabilities, this book is for you!
Inclusive Games is an easy-to-follow, hands-on guide that no preschool, elementary, or middle school physical educator or recreation specialist should be without. The book features more than 50 inclusive games, helpful illustrations, and hundreds of game variations. Inclusive Games shows you how to adapt games so that children of every ability level can practice, play, and improve their movement skills together.
Chapter 1 introduces you to the how and why of inclusive games. It helps you understand the principles of activity selection and modification and shows you how to apply the strategies to games you use or create yourself. This practical text also discusses how to individualize learning experiences for children, making the games beneficial for all.
The remaining chapters present field-tested games, their variations, and possible modifications. The games are organized by developmental level, including preschool activities, primary activities (grades K-3), advanced activities (grades 4-6), and adapted sport activities (grades 6 and above).
Inclusive Games features a game finder grid to help you locate the right game for the right situation. With the game finder, you can easily locate an appropriate game according to its:
-approximate grade level,
-difficulty within the grade level,
-skills required/developed, and
-number of players.
Inclusive Games is the quick reference guide for preschool, elementary, and middle school physical educators looking for games suitable for all their students.
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"This book provides strategies that are applicable for teaching all children, including those with disabilities and special physical education needs. Chapter one provides recognized inclusion strategies that are applicable to most situations and at all grade levels. The strategies are presented in a short and to the point style which will be well received by the teachers in the field."
Jim Rich, MA Consultant Adapted Physical Education North Carolina Department of Public Instruction North Carolina A & T State University
"Kasser provides a variety of age and functionally appropriate activities and games designed to recognize individual difference among all children with and without disabilities from preschool to elementary school-age and older. The busy teacher will especially find the "Game Finder" located at the beginning of the book helpful for identifying games quickly by the skills needed, the developmental level, and number of children who can participate."
Barry Lavay, PhD Professor California State University, Long BeachAbout the Author:
After receiving her master's in special physical education from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, Susan Kasser taught children ages 3 to 15 both adapted and integrated physical education from 1984 to 1993. She developed many games to meet the unique abilities and needs of her students, and she implemented an adapted sports program that greatly improved the skill levels of the children.
Susan was a member of a CHOICES (Children Have Opportunities in Integrated Community Environments) grant committee, emphasizing inclusive education programs. She also received a Certificate of Recognition from the Illinois Coalition of School Professors and University Programs in Adapted Physical Education.
Susan, a faculty member in the Department of Exercise and Sport Science at Oregon State University, conducts numerous conference workshops to help physical education teachers learn to adapt games to include students of all levels. She is a member of the American Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance and of the National Consortium for Physical Education and Recreation for Individuals with Disabilities.
A native of Massachusetts, Susan lives in Corvallis, Oregon. In her spare time she enjoys jogging, canoeing, hiking, and backpacking.
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