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Adapted Physical Activity



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This comprehensive textbook examines adapted physical activity across the disciplinary spectrum. From the history of adapted physical education to current practices in rehabilitative medicine, working with children with emotional disabilities to developing care plans for adults with movement limitations, this collection surveys issues and helps students plan sensible, well-grounded programmes. This is an essential volume for students, teachers, and practitioners in physical education, physical and occupational therapy, rehabilitative or sports medicine, nursing, and health science, as well as anyone who works with people who have disabilities.

Author Biography

Robert Steadward, O.C., LL.D. (Hons), is Past and Founding President of the International Paralympic Committee and Founder and CEO of The Steadward Centre, a multi-disability fitness, research, and lifestyle facility at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, where he is Professor Emeritus. A world leader in disability sport, author, teacher, and scientist, Robert Steadward has been recognized by universities in Alberta, Oregon, and Belgium for his work in adapted physical activity. Garry D. Wheeler is the Manager of Research and Counselling at The Steadward Centre at the University of Alberta. He is a member of the International Paralympic Committee, Sport Science Committee. E. Jane Watkinson is Associate Dean (Academic) and Professor of Physical Education and Recreation at the University of Alberta. She has written numerous publications related to physical activity and children with disabilities.
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February 1st, 2003
Edited by E.J. Watkinson Edited by Garry D. Wheeler Edited by Robert D. Steadward
Country of Publication
University of Alberta Press
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