Sep 25, 2023
PEDC 275 - Rec for Pers with Disabilities
Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 2
Laboratory Hours: 3
This course is designed to introduce the principles, programs, and techniques in conducting physical activities for individuals with disabilities. The course provides basic knowledge of the history of adapted physical education; neurophysical, psychomotor, social and behavioral characteristics of individuals with disabilities and gifted and talented individuals; program planning and teacher effectiveness; assessment, task analysis, behavior management, and alternatives for equal opportunities in educational environments. The course requires weekly interaction with an assigned client through an outreach recreation program for exceptional children and adults.
Student Learning Outcomes of the Course: The student will
- demonstrate use of appropriate terminology utilized in adapted physical education, adapted sports and special education evidencing sensitivity toward all learners.
- demonstrate sensitivity to individuals with different ability levels(persons with disabilities and gifted and talented).
- demonstrate critical thinking regarding advocacy, understanding and knowledge of issues of diversity and human rights.
- understand how students differ in their approaches to learning and to create instructional opportunities that challenge diverse learners.
- use an understanding of individual and group motivation and behavior to create a learning environment that encourages positive social interaction, active engagement in learning, and self-motivation.
- recognize and apply the developmental patterns of motor movement as they relate to the performance of basic skills.
- work collaboratively with students, colleagues, parents, and agencies in the larger community to support student learning and well-being.
- demonstrate knowledge of ranges of abilities and individual variations in developmental levels.
- plan instruction based upon knowledge of subject matter, students, the community, and curriculum goals.
- organize and provide special physical education services that emphasize desirable instruction and placement practices.
- develop effective teaching strategies, techniques and materials as they relate to: organization, management and instruction of appropriate physical education for students with disabilities.
- demonstrate basic skills in assessment and programming to design appropriate adapted physical education.
- understand and use formal and informal assessment strategies to evaluate and insure the continuous intellectual, physical, psychological, social, moral, and personal development of the learner.
- complete a 45 hour practicum experience with an assigned client.