Adapted Physical Education and Sport

Author: Joseph P. Winnick
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 0736089187
Category: Education
Page: 637
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Adapted Physical Education and Sport, Fifth Edition, offers a comprehensive look at providing high-quality physical education and sport experiences for people through age 21 with disabilities. Readers learn best practices and applications for inclusion and discover how to develop individualized education programs. The text comes with a DVD and has a companion Web site with an instructor guide, test bank, and PowerPoint presentations.

Physical Activity and Health Promotion in the Early Years

Effective Strategies for Early Childhood Educators
Author: Hannah Brewer,Mary Renck Jalongo
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319760068
Category: Education
Page: 292
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This book focuses on improving well-being among young children. It provides a theoretical base explaining why physical activity is important, and offers practical strategies for increasing health and well-being in early childhood settings. It takes ancient wisdom on the mind and body connection, applies it to the youngest children, and supports it with current empirical and international evidence—all with an eye toward improving wellness across the lifespan. The many topics discussed in the book include children’s motor skills, movement, interaction, physical literacy, the use of video games, dog ownership, developmental delays, as well as strategies to improve physical activities in the classroom and broader contexts. In recent years, children’s health has become a priority worldwide. Topics such as “screen time” “sedentary behavior” and “childhood obesity” have become important issues everywhere- in the news, in schools, in community and commercials settings, and among health care providers. Limiting sedentary behavior, increasing physical activity, and maintaining a nutritious diet are three fundamental needs during early childhood. Preschool years are a time when children begin to explore the world around them, and develop more vivid understandings of their surroundings. As this book shows, the early years may be the best time to teach wellness concepts and assist young children in establishing healthy lifestyle habits.

Fostering Emotional Well-being in the Classroom

Author: Randy M. Page,Tana S. Page
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 9780763700553
Category: Education
Page: 361
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The major problems that threaten the emotional well-being of today's young people are covered in-depth in this ground-breaking new text by Randy and Tana Page. Topics covered include: low self-esteem, family-induced stress, stress from environmental influences, eating disorders, teen pregnancy, HIV, STDs, substance abuse, depression, suicidal behavior, and violence. This comprehensive textbook not only addresses the problems educators encounter in dealing with the health issues facing today's youth, but also offers coping and stress reduction strategies that work.

Positive Behavior Management in Physical Activity Settings

Author: Barry Wayne Lavay,Ronald W. French,Hester Henderson
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 9780736049115
Category: Education
Page: 201
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- Develop your own 10-step program to manage behavior in your own setting - Maximize your participants' learning while empowering, rather than controlling, their behavior - Discover positive and creative ways to promote responsible behavior and redirect disruptive behavior Most new teachers, coaches, and recreation leaders who leave the profession do so because of behavior issues. Even when you have the subject knowledge and leadership skills you need, if participants' problem behaviors are not handled effectively, learning, performance, and enjoyment will suffer. Positive Behavior Management in Physical Activity Settings, Second Edition, will help you manage your participants' behavior, whether you're a new or veteran teacher, coach, or recreation leader. This text, in an updated and expanded edition, will help you motivate your participants and create a physical activity environment that is conductive to learning and performance. In addition, the book provides methods for teaching participants to take personal and social responsibility for themselves, which serve to empower rather than control them. With its focus expanded to include a variety of physical activity settings, Positive Behavior Management in Physical Activity Settings, Second Edition, will help you discover positive and creative ways to promote responsible behavior as well as prevent and redirect disruptive behavior. Using approaches from psychology, special education, and general education, you will learn how to apply proven practices for maintaining and enhancing appropriate behavior in your setting. The result is that your teaching or coaching goes more smoothly and your participants' learning and enjoyment are maximized. This new edition features the following: - Real-life scenarios across a variety of physical activity settings, including three situations that are introduced at the beginning of the book and discussed at the end of each chapter - 28 checklists and worksheets - Real-world tips and proven strategies - A refined 10-step program to help you develop your own behavior management plan - An annotated list of more than 20 Web sites on behavior management that the authors have found useful Positive Behavior Management in Physical Activity Settings, Second Edition, provides you with ideas that you can apply to your setting and needs. Its ready-to-go reproducibles and checklists are time savers as they help you immediately implement sound strategies. With their years of experience, the authors understand the challenges you face, and they guide you in developing your own approach to promoting responsible and positive behavior in your setting. Part Iexplores the challenges in creating a positive atmosphere and details proactive management techniques. Part IIanalyzes various behavioral approaches and methods, including those for maintaining and increasing desired behaviors and for decreasing inappropriate behaviors. It also lays out, step by step, a practical 10-step program for developing your own behavior management plan.

Service Learning for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation

A Step-by-step Guide
Author: Cheryl Stevens
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 9780736060226
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 99
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Service Learning for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation is a unique workbook for planning, implementing and evaluating service-learning projects. It includes an easy-to-follow process for planning and completing projects and a range of tools and activities to help students maintain progress and navigate the complexities of their projects.

Pediatric Rehabilitation

Principles & Practices, Fourth Edition
Author: Michael A. Alexander, MD,Dennis J. Matthews, MD
Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing
ISBN: 1935281658
Category: Medical
Page: 260
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A Doody's Core Title 2012 Thoroughly updated and expanded, the new edition of the classic comprehensive reference on pediatric rehabilitation brings together specialists from the various wings of the pediatric rehabilitation community. This market-leading text covers everything from basic examination and psychological assessment to electrodiagnosis, therapeutic exercise, orthotics and assistive devices, and in-depth clinical management of the full range of childhood disabilities and injuries. Features include: Expanded new edition of Dr. Gabriella Molnars pioneering pediatric rehabilitation text Comprehensive coverage of all areas, with up-to-date information on therapy, exercise physiology, CAM, cancer, obesity, and joint replacement Clinical emphasis throughout Multi-specialty expert authorship

Perceptual-motor Activities for Children

An Evidence-based Guide to Building Physical and Cognitive Skills
Author: Jill A. Johnstone,Molly Ramon
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 1450401546
Category: Activity programs in education
Page: 227
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Perceptual-Motor Activities for Children: An Evidence-Based Guide to Building Physical and Cognitive Skillscontains 200 station activities that you can use to develop perceptual-motor skills in kids from preschool through elementary grades. The activities can be used in a 32-week sequential program or individually. You also receive a web resource that offers activity cards, bonus activities, active learning cards, audio tracks, a record sheet, and other tools.

Challenging Ableism, Understanding Disability, Including Adults with Disabilities in Workplaces and Learning Spaces

New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, Number 132
Author: Tonette S. Rocco
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118288130
Category: Education
Page: 112
View: 1999

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Disability can affect adults across the life span—and it isthe one minority group every person could join. This sourcebookaims to broaden the view of disability from a medical or economicconcern to a social justice concern. It examines practical, theoretical, and research aspects ofdisability—including those who question disabilityclassifications—and situates it as a political and socialjustice concern, technical and pragmatic concern, and personalexperience. The authors present the perspectives of individualswith disabilities, service providers, parents, and teachers andoffer analyses that range from the personal to the broadlypolitical. This is the 132nd volume in this Jossey Bass highereducation quarterly report series. Noted for its depth of coverage,this indispensable series explores issues of common interestto instructors, administrators, counselors, and policymakers in abroad range of adult and continuing education settings.

Public Health Nursing - E-Book

Population-Centered Health Care in the Community
Author: Marcia Stanhope,Jeanette Lancaster
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323294103
Category: Medical
Page: 1128
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Now in its 8th edition, the "gold standard" in community health nursing provides comprehensive and up-to-date content to keep you at the forefront of the ever-changing community health climate and prepare you for an effective nursing career. In addition to a solid foundation in concepts and interventions for individuals, families, and communities, you will find real-life applications of the public nurse's role, Healthy People 2020 initiatives, new chapters on forensics and genomics, plus timely coverage of disaster management and important client populations such as pregnant teens, the homeless, immigrants, and more. Evidence-Based Practice boxes illustrate how the latest research findings apply to public/community health nursing. Separate chapters on disease outbreak investigation and disaster management describe the nurse's role in surveilling public health and managing these types of threats to public health. Separate unit on the public/community health nurse's role describes the different roles and functions of the public/community health nurse within the community. Levels of Prevention boxes show how community/public health nurses deliver health care interventions at the primary, secondary, and tertiary levels of prevention. What Do You Think?, Did You Know?, and How To? boxes use practical examples and critical thinking exercises to illustrate chapter content. The Cutting Edge highlights significant issues and new approaches to community-oriented nursing practice. Practice Application provides case studies with critical thinking questions. Separate chapters on community health initiatives thoroughly describe different approaches to promoting health among populations. Appendixes offer additional resources and key information, such as screening and assessment tools and clinical practice guidelines. Linking Content to Practice boxes provide real-life applications for chapter content. NEW! Healthy People 2020 feature boxes highlight the goals and objectives for promoting health and wellness over the next decade. NEW! The Nurse in Forensics chapter focuses on the unique role of forensic nurses in public health and safety, interpersonal violence, mass violence, and disasters. NEW! Genomics in Public Health Nursing chapter includes a history of genetics and genomics and their impact on public/community health nursing care.

Planet Health

An Interdisciplinary Curriculum for Teaching Middle School Nutrition and Physical Activity
Author: Jill Carter,Karen E. Peterson
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 9780736069182
Category: Education
Page: 580
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Offers interdisciplinary approach to teaching health education. Assists in teaching both nutrition and physical activities. Builds skills and competencies in language arts, math, science, social studies and physical education. With lesson plans and microunits. Materials and instructions included for a campaign to reduce television and other media viewing time.

Health, Safety, and Nutrition for the Young Child

Author: Lynn Marotz
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1428320709
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 672
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Health, Safety and Nutrition for the Young Child, 7th edition addresses the contemporary health, safety and nutrition needs of infant through school-age children in one comprehensive volume. Extensive coverage of topics critical to the early identification of children's health conditions and the promotion of children's well-being reflects the latest research findings. Collaboration with families, sensitivity to individual differences and the critical importance of health, safety and nutrition education continue to be stressed. This time-proven book is written in a clear, concise and thought-provoking manner and is loaded with easy-to-access checklists, guidelines and lesson plans that no early childhood student or professional should be without! Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Child and Adolescent Development in Your Classroom

Author: Christi Crosby Bergin,David Allen Bergin
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1285965604
Category: Education
Page: 736
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Covering development from early childhood through high school in an easy-to-follow format, this book provides future teachers with authentic, research-based strategies and guidelines for their classrooms. The authors apply child development concepts to topics of high interest and relevance to teachers, including classroom discipline, constructivism, social-emotional development, and many others. A strong emphasis on diversity among children is reflected throughout. Case studies and real-world vignettes further bridge the distance between research and the classroom, helping future teachers be better prepared to create an environment that promotes optimal development in children. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Handbook of Special Education

Author: James M. Kauffman,Daniel P. Hallahan,Paige Cullen Pullen
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 131551768X
Category: Education
Page: 942
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The purpose of the Handbook of Special Education is to help profile and bring greater clarity to the already sprawling and continuously expanding field of special education. To ensure consistency across the volume, chapter authors review and integrate existing research, identify strengths and weaknesses, note gaps in the literature, and discuss implications for practice and future research. The second edition has been fully updated throughout to take into account recent changes to federal laws as well as the most current academic research, and an entirely new section has been added on research methods in special education.

Handbook of Pediatric and Adolescent Obesity Treatment

Author: William T. O'Donohue,Brie A. Moore,Barbara J. Scott
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135919399
Category: Psychology
Page: 360
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This volume brings together behavioral, medical, and public health approaches and provides the knowledge necessary for a wide range of practitioners to effectively address the current obesity epidemic among children and adolescents. The book addresses several themes in pediatric and adolescent obesity. Experts in the field discuss the prevalence, etiology, and sequelae of pediatric and adolescent obesity, as well as the medical and behavioral assessment of the overweight child, adolescent, and family. The book offers a comprehensive understanding of the wide range of approaches to pediatric and adolescent obesity treatment, in order to promote an individualized approach that will best fit the patient and family.

Learning in the Early Years

A Guide for Teachers of Children 3-7
Author: Jeni Riley
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761941064
Category: Education
Page: 225
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This book will help early years educators understand the nature, form, and content of the curriculum for children aged 3 to 7 and the most appropriate ways of presenting it.

Emerging Technologies to Promote and Evaluate Physical Activity

Author: Dan J Graham,James Aaron Hipp,Simon Marshall,Jacqueline Kerr
Publisher: Frontiers E-books
ISBN: 2889192989
Page: N.A
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Increasingly, efforts to promote and measure physical activity are achieving greater precision, greater ease of use, and/or greater scope by incorporating emerging technologies. This is significant for physical activity promotion because more precise measurement will allow investigators to better understand where, when, and how physical activity is and is not occurring, thus enabling more effective targeting of particular behavior settings. Emerging technologies associated with the measurement and evaluation of physical activity are noteworthy because: (1) Their ease of use and transferability can greatly increase external validity of measures and findings; (2) Technologies can significantly increase the ability to analyze patterns; (3) They can improve the ongoing, systematic collection and analysis of public health surveillance due to real-time capabilities associated with many emerging technologies; (4) There is a need for research and papers about the cyberinfrastructure required to cope with big data (multiple streams, processing, aggregation, visualization, etc.); and (5) Increasingly blurred boundaries between measurement and intervention activity (e.g., the quantified-self /self-tracking movement) may necessitate a reevaluation of the conventional scientific model for designing and evaluating these sorts of studies. There have been many recent, disparate advances related to this topic. Advances such as crowdsourcing allow for input from large, diverse audiences that can help to identify and improve infrastructure for activity (e.g., large group identification of environmental features that are conducive or inhibiting to physical activity on a national and even global scale). Technologies such as Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and accelerometry are now available in many mobile phones and can be used for identifying and promoting activity and also understanding naturalistically-occurring activity. SenseCam and other personal, visual devices and mobile apps provide person point of view context to physical activity lifestyle and timing. Further, multiple sensor systems are enabling better identification of types of activities (like stair climbing and jumping) that could not previously be identified readily using objective measures like pedometers or accelerometers in isolation. The ability of activity sensors to send data to remote servers allows for the incorporation of online technology (e.g., employing an online social-network as a source of inspiration or accountability to achieve physical activity goals), and websites such as enable individuals to make public contracts visible to other users and also incorporates financial incentives and disincentives in order to promote behaviors including physical activity. In addition, the increasing use of active-gaming (e.g., Wii, XBox Kinect) in homes, schools, and other venues further underscores the growing link between technology and physical activity. Improvements in mathematical models and computer algorithms also allow greater capacity for classifying and evaluating physical activity, improving consistency across research studies. Emerging technologies in the promotion and evaluation of physical activity is a significant area of interest because of its ability to greatly increase the amount and quality of global recorded measurements of PA patterns and its potential to more effectively promote PA. Emerging technologies related to physical activity build on our own and others’ interdisciplinary collaborations in employing technology to address public health challenges. This research area is innovative in that is uses emerging resources including social media, crowdsourcing, and online gaming to better understand patterns of physical activity.

International Handbook of Behavior Modification and Therapy

Author: Alan S. Bellack,Michel Hersen,Alan E. Kazdin
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461572754
Category: Psychology
Page: 1052
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The rapid growth of behavior therapy over the past 20 years has been well doc umented. Yet the geometric expansion of the field has been so great that it deserves to be recounted. We all received our graduate training in the mid to late 1960s. Courses in behavior therapy were then a rarity. Behavioral training was based more on informal tutorials than on systematic programs of study. The behavioral literature was so circumscribed that it could be easily mastered in a few months of study. A mere half-dozen books (by Wolpe, Lazarus, Eysenck, Ullmann, and Krasner) more-or-Iess comprised the behavioral library in the mid- 1960s. Semirial works by Ayllon and Azrin, Bandura, Franks, and Kanfer in 1968 and 1969 made it only slightly more difficult to survey the field. Keeping abreast of new developments was not very difficult, as Behaviour Research and Therapy and the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis were the only regular outlets for behavioral articles until the end of the decade, when Behavior Therapy and Be havior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry first appeared. We are too young to be maudlin, but "Oh for the good old days!" One of us did a quick survey of his bookshelves and stopped counting books with behavior or behavioral in the titles when he reached 100. There were at least half again as many behavioral books without those words in the title.

Babies and Young Children

Author: Marian Beaver
Publisher: Nelson Thornes
ISBN: 9780748773473
Category: Education
Page: 377
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Provides comprehensive coverage of the mandatory and optional units of the NVQ 2 specification. This book references performance criteria throughout, enabling students to see which activities they are covering at any time. It is endorsed by City and Guilds.