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NCPHAD: Building Healthy Communities Part 2

6/13/2018
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This episode is the second part of a two part series that focuses on NCPHAD: Building Healthy Communities, which is a public health practice and resource center on health promotion for people with disabilities. NCPHAD has a multitude of resources for all types of adapted physical activity professionals, including APE teachers. For this episode we were able to do a in-person interview with two staff members at NCPHAD. The two interviewees were Dr. Jim Rimmer, a professor at the University of...

Duration:00:23:45

NCPHAD: Building Healthy Communities Part 1

6/1/2018
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This episode specifically focused on NCPHAD: Building Healthy Communities, which is a public health practice and resource center on health promotion for people with disabilities. NCPHAD has a multitude of resources for all types of adapted physical activity professionals, including APE teachers. For this episode we were able to do a in-person interview with two staff members at NCPHAD. The two interviewees were Dr. Jim Rimmer, a professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and...

Duration:00:31:27

Monica Service Learning Part 2

5/17/2018
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In this part 2 episode, I continued my in-depth conversation with Dr. Monica Lepore, an APE professor at the West Chester University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Lepore recently was given a sabbatical to go around the country to examine different practicums (college courses that give college students the opportunity to work with students with disabilities). She took this journey to find out the status of the different programs out there and how we can attempt to assist all APE practicum programs...

Duration:00:42:06

Service learning and practicum experiences in APE

4/27/2018
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In this episode, I had an in-depth conversation with Dr. Monica Lepore, an APE professor at the West Chester University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Lepore recently was given a sabbatical to go around the country to examine different practicums (college courses that give college students the opportunity to work with students with disabilities). She took this journey to find out the status of the different programs out there and how we can attempt to assist all APE practicum programs to be as...

Duration:00:33:49

Region 10 Part 2: A Regional APE Center in Texas

3/7/2018
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I am excited to be bringing you a new episode on adapted physical education (APE). This episode picks up from where we left off in episode 1, where we spoke to representatives from a regional center (Region 10) in the state of Texas, which helps to provide resources and professional development specific to APE to the entire state of Texas. This second part of a two part episode, had an in-person interview with three of the APE professionals at Region 10. The three interviewees were Amy...

Duration:00:27:07

Region 10: An APE Service Center Part 1

2/18/2018
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I am excited to be bringing you a new episode on adapted physical education. This episode specifically focused on a regional center in the state of Texas, which helps to provide resources and professional development to the entire state of Texas. For this episode we were able to do a in-person interview with three of the APE professionals at Region 10. The three interviewees were Amy Talbert, Randy Foederer, and Angela Campbell. Unfortunately, in many other states we do not have a...

Duration:00:27:36

Transition in APE: Part 2

12/12/2017
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Part two of the transition podcast focuses specifically on (a) the Slippery Rock transition program that focuses specifically on vocational and health skills for students and young adults with disabilities, (b) why health and PE often are forgotten in the realm of transition, and (c) how we think APE should be incorporated in the transition program and where we see the future of APE programming within the transition process.

Duration:00:19:30

Transition in APE: Episode 1

11/16/2017
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In this episode, I had had an in-depth conversation with two experts on the transition process and how to integrate students with disabilities into community recreational settings. The panelists included former guest Lara Brickhouse, the 2017 SHAPE APE teacher of the year and an APE teacher who works with students with disabilities during the transition process; and Dr. Robert Arnhold, a professor and director of the adapted physical activity program at Slippery Rock University. Dr....

Duration:00:28:50

Minnesota Adapted Physical Education Conference/Leadership Podcast: Part 2

10/14/2017
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In this 2nd part of a two part episode, I had the opportunity to sit down and have in-depth conversations with multiple experts who were somehow connected to the Minnesota Developmental Adapted Physical Education (DAPE) conference. In this episode I was able to meet with two of the DAPE keynote speakers who discussed their presentations and why their topics were of great importance to the field. The two keynote speakers were Lara Brickhouse, the 2017 SHAPE APE teacher of the year; and Dr....

Duration:00:16:42

Minnesota Adapted Physical Education Conference/Leadership Podcast

9/28/2017
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In this episode, I had the opportunity to sit down and have in-depth conversations with multiple experts who were somehow connected to the Minnesota Developmental Adapted Physical Education (DAPE) conference. In this episode I was able to meet with some DAPE members who discuss why they attend the DAPE conference every year. In addition, I was also able to talk to two board members of the DAPE leadership committee, Mike Doyle and Jennifer Heebink, on why they decided to join the DAPE...

Duration:00:28:31

Podcast 22: Teaching Children with Autism in Physical Education Part 2

6/15/2017
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In this episode, I had the opportunity to sit down and have an in-depth conversation with a panel of experts on teaching children with autism in a physical education setting. The panelist for this podcast are all professors and researchers within the field of adapted physical education and specialize in physical education for children with autism. The panelist were Dr. Martin Block, a professor of adapted physical education in the department of Kinesiology at Virginia University and the...

Duration:00:23:44

Autism in Physical Education Podcast Part 1

5/19/2017
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In this episode, I had the opportunity to sit down and have an in-depth conversation with a panel of experts on teaching children with autism in a physical education setting. The panelist for this podcast are all professors and researchers within the field of adapted physical education and specialize in physical education for children with autism. The panelist were Dr. Martin Block, a professor of adapted physical education in the department of Kinesiology at Virginia University and the...

Duration:00:27:44

Teaching Disability Sport in General PE

4/2/2017
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In this episode, I was had the opportunity to sit down and have an in-depth discussion with Dr. Ronald Davis on implementing disability sport within a general physical education setting. The podcasts focuses specifically on (a) how Dr. Davis got involved in disability sport, (b) the definition of disability sport,(c) how to integrate disability sport units into a general physical education setting, and (d) working with wounded veterans and integrating them back into their communities...

Duration:00:33:04

Podcast 20 Interview with Creator of the Test of Gross Motor Development (TGMD)

1/21/2017
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This is a very special episode where I was able to meet and interview Dr. Dale Ulrich, one of the most influential APE professionals in our field. Dr. Ulrich is the creator of the Test of Gross Motor Development (TGMD), and is a professor at the University of Michigan in Kinesiology and Adapted Physical Activity/Education. This episode was originally supposed to be a quick follow-up to the last assessment podcast, but the conversation went a bit longer than expected and was able to stand...

Duration:00:27:23

Podcast 18 Assessment Panel: Audience Questions

1/4/2017
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In this episode we took questions from the audience and the panel answered to the best of their abilities. The questions included asking about how we change perception, language to use when writing up assessments, and how to better assess entire APE programs.

Duration:00:32:02

Podcast 18: Live Assessment Panel in LA Part 2

11/29/2016
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I am extremely excited to be sharing with you the second part of a three part episode with a live podcast from the 45th National Adapted Physical Education Conference in California. This podcast discussion focused on assessment within APE. In this episode we discussed using assessment for eligibility reasons and using on-going (formative) assessment. In addition, at the end of the podcast we take a few audience questions in regards to assessment. To learn more about the California state...

Duration:00:32:00

Podcast 17

9/25/2016
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I am extremely excited to be bringing you all the very first live recording What's New In Adapted Physical Education podcast!! Now when I say live, we mean that it was recorded with a panel of experts and we had a live audience viewing and interacting with the panel. The podcast was able to have this opportunity thanks in large part of being able to present at the 3rd annual Adapted Physical Education conference at Texas Woman's University. The podcast had two parts: one on service...

Duration:00:46:36

Parent Advocacy for Adapted Physical Education: Part 2

9/5/2016
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This week's episode focuses again on the utmost important issue of parent advocacy for adapted physical education. The panel discusses the transition process for parents and physical education, adapted physical activity programs in the community, and the somewhat recent Dear Colleague Letter on extracurricular activities.

Duration:00:24:31

Podcast 16: Parent Advocacy for APE

8/19/2016
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This week we are excited to be giving you a brand new episode of the podcast which focuses on parent advocacy for adapted physical education (APE). In this episode we were joined by Rocco Aiello, an APE coordinator and author of the book Sports, Fitness, and Motor Activities for Children with Disabilities A Comprehensive Resource Guide for Parents and Educators; Sherry St. Clair, a parent of a person with a disability; and Dr. Garth Tymeson, a professor at the University of Wisconsin-La...

Duration:00:36:23

Camp abilities Part 3

7/24/2016
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I hope everyone has been enjoying the Camp Abilities podcast! We are excited to be giving you the third and final episode of podcast episodes which focus on Camp Abilities! This episode discusses some of the greatest moment each director has experienced in their own camps and we conduct a care to share, which is an guided discussion which occurs at the end of the day at each Camp Abilities.

Duration:00:19:52