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Justin A. Haegele, Xihe Zhu, Sean Healy, and Freda Patterson

disabilities to be less physically active compared with peers without disabilities. Similarly, Wilson et al 14 , utilizing the 2011–2014 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, determined that fewer youth receiving special education services met screen time recommendations (42.4%) compared with those

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Minhyun Kim, José A. Santiago, Chan Woong Park, and Emily A. Roper

recover and maintain mental and emotional health under challenging circumstances ( Yonezawa et al., 2011 ). Research in special education has revealed that emotional resilience is influenced by many factors, such as personality, years of teaching, and working environment ( Mackenzie, 2009 ). This study

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Kwok Ng, Sean Healy, Wesley O’Brien, Lauren Rodriguez, Marie Murphy, and Angela Carlin

education needs ( Ramberg et al., 2020 ). This might be an underestimate of children and adolescents with disabilities as special education status may not apply to all children and adolescents with disabilities. The Ireland’s National Physical Activity Plan ( Healthy Ireland, 2016 ) and the Sport and

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Katherine Holland and Justin A. Haegele

stakeholders (i.e., not the student), or (g) were focused in a context outside of PE. Quality Indicators In 2003, the Council for Exceptional Children formed a task force to develop indicators to assess the quality of special education research studies ( Odom et al., 2005 ). In a 2005 special issue of

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Chunxiao Li, Justin A. Haegele, Ho Lun Au, and Kevin Wai Keung Kam

preservice and in-service teachers’ attitudes ( Taliaferro et al., 2015 ; Tant & Watelain, 2016 ). For example, Oh et al. ( 2010 ) found that completing a special education course was associated with preservice PE teachers’ positive attitudes toward teaching students with ADHD. Pedersen et al. ( 2014

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Sebastián Feu, Javier García-Rubio, Antonio Antúnez, and Sergio Ibáñez

three years later to correct these errors, and regulated the qualifications of sport coaches within special education systems, with academic and professional validity in the whole country, with the reference framework of both the sport law and the law on education ( Spanish Government, 1998 ). These

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Michael W. Churton

In the 10 years since the enactment of the Education of the Handicapped Act (EHA) (1975), special education has grown substantially. Physical education, although cited within the definition of special education, has not grown to the same degree relative to number of teachers trained and children served. Financial assistance from the federal government helped develop adapted physical education programs but it has not been adequate to meet the needs. Several areas of concern are identified and recommendations are made for possible implementation of the physical education mandate of the EHA.

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Greg Reid and Dale A. Ulrich

The impact factor is a measure of the frequency with which the “average article” in a journal has been cited in a particular year or period (Journal Citation Reports; http://jcr.isihost.com). Specifically, it is the ratio of the number of articles from the journal cited over a given time period to the number of articles published by that journal during the same period. It is an objective measure of the journal’s importance, especially when compared to others in the same field. The purpose of the present study was to compare the impact factor of APAQ to 11 other journals in sport science, special education, and rehabilitation. The impact factor of APAQ compares quite favorably to most other journals in sport science, special education, and rehabilitation. However, it is strikingly different in 1998 and 1999, and therefore scholars should monitor it closely in the next few years while remembering it is only one estimate of journal prestige.

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Sam Minner, Greg Prater, and Allan Beane

Preservice teachers from a special education undergraduate training program and inservice teachers working in special education classrooms read a descriptive vignette of a hypothetical placement meeting. All subjects were asked to assume that they felt the child being discussed needed adapted physical education, but that no person in their local school district was trained to provide such services. In short, a “professional dilemma” was devised. After reading the vignette, subjects responded to several questions that assessed their willingness to recommend that the student be provided with the necessary service and the potential impact of this recommendation. Results indicated that both groups were willing to recommend the service but that the inservice group was more fearful of negative repercussions.

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Jiabei Zhang, Michael Horvat, and David L. Gast

It is imperative that teachers utilize effective and efficient instructional strategies to teach task-analyzed gross motor skills in physical education activities to individuals with severe disabilities. The purpose of this paper is to describe the constant time delay procedure, which has been shown to be effective in teaching task-analyzed fine motor skills in daily living and safety activities. In this article, guidelines are presented for teaching task-analyzed gross motor skills to individuals with severe intellectual disabilities. These guidelines are based on a review of the constant time delay procedure reported in the special education literature and current research being conducted by the authors.