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Physical Education for Young People with Disabilities
A Handbook of Practical Ideas Created by Practitioners for Practitioners

ISBN 9780367536657
Published April 21, 2021 by Routledge
222 Pages 70 Color Illustrations

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Book Description

Physical Education for Young People with Disabilities explores a range of methods that will support teachers to be more inclusive in their practice when planning and teaching Physical Education.

Offering many practical ideas to include pupils with specific additional needs across a range of activity areas, such as athletics, dance, gymnastics and swimming, this book will increase practitioners' confidence, enabling them to feel equipped to meet individual needs and include all pupils in their lessons. The range of authors provides a wide perspective and wealth of experience, and all the ideas have been trialled with students and young people, both nationally and internationally.

Written by practitioners for practitioners, this book is a valuable resource for trainee teachers, in-service teachers and practitioners working in a practical or sporting context with young people, and will support Physical Education lessons and physical activity sessions.

Table of Contents


Rebecca Foster and Leverne Barber

Chapter 1 Athletics

Rebecca Foster

Chapter 2 Dance

Lerverne Barber

Chapter 3 Games

Charlotte Beaman-Evans, Karen Broughton, Rebecca Foster, Polly Lasota, Richard Pepperell and Karen Williams

Chapter 4 Gymnastics

Karen Broughton and Lerverne Barber

Chapter 5 Outdoor and Adventurous Activities

Charlotte Beaman-Evans

Chapter 6 Swimming

Kimberley Mortimer, Helen Hope and Rebecca Foster


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Rebecca Foster is a Principal Lecturer in Adapted Physical Education at the University of Worcester, UK, and Course Leader for the MSc Sport (Adapted Sport). In 2018, Rebecca was acknowledged for her inclusive practice for young people and sport by Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth II in the New Year’s Honours list and received the prestigious Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) award.

Lerverne Barber is a Principal Lecturer and Deputy Head of the School of Sport and Exercise Science at the University of Worcester, UK. Her main focus is learning, teaching and the student experience. She has been part of the Physical Education teaching team for more than 15 years and in 2017 she was awarded the prestigious title of National Teaching Fellow by the Higher Education Academy, in recognition of her excellence in learning and teaching.