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Different Speeds and Different Needs: How to Teach Sports to Every Kid / Edition 1

Different Speeds and Different Needs: How to Teach Sports to Every Kid / Edition 1

by Gary BarberGary Barber
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Involvement in sports can be an empowering and enriching experience for all children. But how can children with different learning needs and physical abilities break through barriers and stereotypes on the playing field to find acceptance and success? This comprehensive guide shows K-12 teachers and coaches how to establish, revamp, and sustain inclusive sports programs that benefit students with a wide range of special needs and challenges. Drawing on the most current research and best practices in education and social-emotional development, this book empowers readers to recognize their students' unique strengths and challenges and provide appropriate encouragement and support. Teachers and coaches working in educational and community recreation settings will learn how to create sports environments where all children thrive assess emotional and social competence to ensure that children are ready for sports change attitudes that inhibit participation or make a child feel excluded promote good sportsmanship to enhance character development of children with or without disabilities use universal design principles to teach sports to people with different needs become more effective coaches by following essential tips and examples and avoiding common coaching pitfalls Each chapter ends with a 4-part checklist that helps readers immediately put the suggested strategies to use, and abundant illustrative examples and insightful quotes from children, parents, and coaches bring the book's powerful message to life. With this positive, motivating book written by an expert who's also the father of two children with autism teachers and coaches will have the clear guidance they need to develop inclusive sports programs where all children join in the fun.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781598571004
Publisher: Brookes Publishing
Publication date: 05/01/2010
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Gary Barber, B.H., P.G.C.E, M.A., is Assistant Director of the Junior School at St. Michael's University School, where he also teachers physical education and coaches several extra-curricular sports teams.

Table of Contents

About the Author ix

Acknowledgments xi

Preface xiii

Section I Creating a Sports Environment in Which All Participants Can Thrive 1

Chapter 1 Sports for All, or for Just the Talented Children? 5

Chapter 2 Inclusion and Sports 19

Chapter 3 The Importance of Play and Sports in Children's Development 31

Chapter 4 Attitudes, Participation, and the Development of Friendships in Sports 59

Chapter 5 Using Sports to Promote Character and Acceptance 69

Section II Understanding and Teaching Students with Differences 79

Chapter 6 Teaching and Coaching Children with Different Athletic Abilities and Learning Needs 85

Chapter 7 Effective Teaching Tips and Coaching Styles 111

Chapter 8 Sports for Young Athletes with Physical Difficulties and Coordination and Mobility Challenges 127

Chapter 9 Sports for Young Athletes with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder 135

Chapter 10 Sports for Young Athletes with Tourette Syndrome 143

Chapter 11 Sports for Young Athletes with Autism Spectrum Disorders 149

Chapter 12 Sports for Young Athletes with Sensory Impairments 161

Chapter 13 Sports for Young Athletes with Height and Weight Differences 169

Chapter 14 Sports for Young Athletes with a Vast Range of Intellectual Abilities 183

Chapter 15 Sports for Young Athletes with Specific Learning Disabilities 193

Chapter 16 Addressing Anxiety, Stress, and Social Confidence Issues in Young Athletes 201

Chapter 17 Putting It All Together: Creating a Sporting Environment Where All Children Can Thrive 219

References 225

Appendix Resources 243

Index 247

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