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Physical Education for Children with Autism

Course begins June 11 and ends on Sept. 3, 2017. You must register for this course by June 2nd.

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The course begins on June 11 and ends on Sept. 3, 2017.

You must register for this course by June 10th. Once you register you will also be sent instructions to register at Adams State University to obtain your graduate credits, which will have an additional associated cost of $165 (Total for course will amount to $715). The required text for this course is built into the cost of the course and will be physically mailed to you before the start of the course.

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Welcome!

We are excited about your interest in taking this graduate level course entitled "Physical Education for Children with Autism Online Course" from PE Central. Below you will find a course description, the instructor's biography, and course FAQ's. This course will last 12 weeks and, if you wish, you can apply for 3 graduate credits (an additional $165) from Adams State University located in Alamosa, Colorado. The book needed for the course is included with the cost of the course and will be mailed to you prior to the course start date.


COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This is an asynchronous, online course. Students will receive an email Sunday evening each week with a reminder of the topic of the week, readings, assignments related to the topic including discussion questions and due dates, and any previous assignments that are due that week. Students can progress through the readings and assignment at their own pace during the week.

The online class is designed for practicing physical education teachers and adapted physical education specialists who want to learn more about the specific challenges and best practices when teaching children with autism. Students taking this class should currently work with children with autism in a physical education/physical activity setting, as most of the assignments require hands-on work with children with autism.

Who Should Take:

Practicing PE and Adapted PE specialists who want to learn about the challenges and best practices when teaching children with autism. Students taking this course should currently work with children with autism in a physical education/physical activity setting.

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:

By the end of the course, students will be able to

  • Define autism and related characteristics associated with autism that have the greatest impact on physical education.
  • Identify key team members (e.g., therapist, teachers, parents) who can assist the physical educator when working with students with autism
  • Demonstrate the ability to create a long-term physical education/physical activity plan for a child with autism. Based on this long-term plan, assess a child on objectives needed to master the long-term plan, and from this assessment create a present level of performance and specific learning objectives.
  • Understand and describe key aspects of the Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and how ABA might be applied in a physical education setting.
  • Understand and describe key aspects of the Treatment and Education of Autistic and Communication related handicapped Children (TEACCH) and how TEACCH might be applied in a physical education setting.
  • Understand and describe key aspects of Video Modeling and how it might be applied in a physical education setting.
  • Demonstrate teaching strategies based on previously identified evidenced-based practices that can be used with children with autism in a physical education setting.
  • Demonstrate the ability to create a behavior management/positive behavior support plan for a child with autism.

Required Texts (this is included in the price of the course and will be mailed to you):

  • Block, M.E. (2016). A teacher’s guide to adapted physical education (4th ed.). Baltimore: Paul. H. Brookes. ISBN: 978-1-59857-669-6.

Assignments:

7 major assignments including creating a plan and assessing children with autism, creating a visual support, learning about the STEP Model, discussion board posts, writing a behavior plan and finishing with a 30 question multiple-choice final exam.

Grading:

Each student taking this course will receive a grade A-F.

Course Dates:

This course will take you 12 weeks to complete. The course starts on June 11 and ends on Sept. 3.

Need to get this course approved by your administration and PD Coordinator? Download the course description here.


Your Instructor


Dr. Martin Block
Dr. Martin Block

Martin Block is a Professor in Kinesiology in the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia where he teaches courses in adapted physical education and motor development. He is the author of over 75 peer reviewed articles, 20 chapters in books, and 5 books on adapted physical education and motor development including A Teachers’ Guide to Including Students with Disabilities in General Physical Education (3rd edition) and Developmental and Adapted Physical Activity Assessment.

Professor Block also has been a consultant with Special Olympics, Inc., since 1988, where he was the primary author of the Motor Activities Training Program (MATP), a sports program for athletes with severe intellectual disabilities. Professor Block is the Editor of the Journal Palaestra, he is President-elect of the International Federation of Adapted Physical Activity (IFAPA), and he is past-president of the National Consortium for Physical Education for Individuals with Disabilities (NCPEID). Finally, Professor Block is the Coordinator of the Adapted Physical Education Module for the European Masters Program in Adapted Physical Activity based at the Katholiek University in Belgium, and he is a consultant for the Adapted Physical Activity Research Center at Beijing Sport University in China.

Dr. Martin Block
Email: meb7u@virginia.edu


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