Covering self-contained adapted physical education classes, general physical education programs, and youth sports and community recreation, this book presents a series of case studies of teaching individuals of varied ability and disability in physical activity settings. Outlining realistic scenarios, it encourages an interactive, problem-solving teaching and learning style and the development of critical thinking skills.

Now in a fully revised and updated second edition, the book covers a wide range of different professional issues, themes, disabilities, and conditions, from assessment and behavior management processes to working with students with intellectual disabilities, motor difficulties, chronic illness, or obesity. Each case study includes questions that challenge the reader to reflect on the practical issues involved and how to build inclusive teaching strategies.

This book is valuable reading for all physical education students, teacher candidates, and novice and experienced teachers looking to deepen their understanding of adapted physical education and to improve their professional practice. It is an essential companion to any adapted physical education or physical activity course.

chapter |7 pages


Using the Case Study Method to Empower Critical Thinking
BySamuel R. Hodge, Nathan M. Murata, Martin E. Block, Lauren J. Lieberman

chapter 1|4 pages

Changing Attitudes

Out of the Shadows and Into the Gym
ByElizabeth A. Smorol, Sean Denniston

chapter 2|5 pages

Teachers Navigating Placement Decisions

ByWesley J. Wilson, Justin A. Haegele

chapter 3|5 pages

Culturally Sustainable and Relevant Pedagogy in Physical Education

BySamuel R. Hodge

chapter 4|3 pages

Inclusion Without Accompaniment

ByMartin E. Block

chapter 5|4 pages

Support Personnel

ByLauren J. Lieberman, Carin Mulawka

chapter 6|5 pages

Creating and Conducting A Self-Contained APE Program

ByMartin E. Block

chapter 7|7 pages


PE Generalist and APE Specialist
ByMartin E. Block, Michelle Grenier, Lauren J. Lieberman

chapter 8|6 pages

Evaluating Skill Development

ByLaura Prieto, Luis Columna, Samuel R. Hodge

chapter 9|5 pages

Evaluating Physical Fitness

BySamuel R. Hodge, Bethany L. Hersman

chapter 10|6 pages

Are Integrated Physical Education Classes Inclusive?

ByJustin A. Haegele, Wesley J. Wilson, Steven K. Holland

chapter 11|2 pages

Peer Tutoring for Physical Education

ByLauren J. Lieberman

chapter 12|3 pages

Teaching Students with Speech and Language Impairments

ByNathan M. Murata

chapter 13|5 pages

Technological Applications in Physical Education

ByMichael K. Laughlin, Nathan M. Murata

chapter 14|4 pages

A Team Approach to Inclusion

ByMartin E. Block

chapter 15|3 pages

Students with Disabilities on the Playground

ByNathan M. Murata

chapter 16|3 pages

After-School Sports

ByLauren J. Lieberman

chapter 17|4 pages

Addressing the Motor Domain Through the IEP/ITP Process

ByNathan M. Murata, John Solomon

chapter 18|4 pages

Opportunities for Adults at Their Local Recreation Center

ByMartin E. Block

chapter 19|3 pages

Taking Advantage of Membership in A Local Health Club

ByMartin E. Block

chapter 20|7 pages

Social Inclusion of Students with Physical Disabilities

BySamuel R. Hodge

chapter 21|5 pages

Principles of Behavior Management

BySamuel R. Hodge

chapter 22|5 pages

Reinforcement to Increase Appropriate Behaviors

BySamuel R. Hodge

chapter 23|5 pages

Punishment to Decrease or Eliminate Misbehavior

BySamuel R. Hodge

chapter 24|4 pages

Strategies in Resolving Conflict

BySamuel R. Hodge

chapter 25|5 pages

Teaching Students with Learning Disabilities

BySamuel R. Hodge

chapter 26|3 pages

Teaching Students with Attention Deficit Disorder and Hyperactivity

BySamuel R. Hodge

chapter 27|3 pages

Teaching Students with Developmental Coordination Disorder

ByNathan M. Murata

chapter 28|6 pages

Teaching Students with Intellectual Disabilities

BySamuel R. Hodge

chapter 29|5 pages

Teaching Students with Disabilities

The Itinerant Adapted PE Teacher
BySamuel R. Hodge

chapter 30|3 pages

Teaching Students who are Hard of Hearing

ByElizabeth A. Smorol

chapter 31|3 pages

Teaching Students with Visual Impairments

ByLauren J. Lieberman

chapter 32|3 pages

Teaching Students with Charge Syndrome

ByLauren J. Lieberman

chapter 33|5 pages

Teaching A Student with A Severe Disability

ByMartin E. Block

chapter 34|4 pages

Teaching Students with Severe Spastic Cerebral Palsy

ByNathan M. Murata

chapter 35|7 pages

Teaching Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders

ByJustin A. Haegele, Samuel R. Hodge

chapter 36|4 pages

Teaching Students with Motor Delays and Mobility Difficulties

ByNathan M. Murata, John Solomon

chapter 37|4 pages

Teaching Students with Seizure Disorders

ByNathan M. Murata, Michael Laughlin

chapter 38|3 pages

Teaching Students with Physical Disabilities

BySamuel R. Hodge

chapter 39|5 pages

Teaching Students with Asthma

BySamuel R. Hodge

chapter 40|4 pages

Teaching Students with Diabetes And Obesity

ByNathan M. Murata