WorldCat Identities

Grosse, Susan J. 1946-

Works: 26 works in 69 publications in 1 language and 1,603 library holdings
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: GV445, 790.196
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Susan J Grosse
Physical education activities for the uncoordinated student by Susan J Grosse( Book )

4 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Children and post traumatic stress disorder : what classroom teachers should know by Susan J Grosse( )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Children may be exposed to trauma in their personal lives or at school. Teachers can prepare children to cope with trauma by understanding the nature of trauma, teaching skills for responding to emergencies, and learning how to mitigate the after-effects of trauma. Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has specific characteristics and circumstances, including situations perceived as life-threatening, outside the scope of normal life experiences, involving death, and during which children experience total loss of control. Survival skills include being able to follow directions, get help, mitigate specific emergencies, report circumstances, and say no firmly. Implementing survival skills requires recognizing right from wrong. Teachers can take steps to prepare children ahead of time and lessen the PTSD potential (teaching about trauma, teaching survival skills, debriefing after a trauma, and helping children regain control). Symptoms of PTSD include re-experiencing an event, avoiding reminders of the event, sleep disturbance, and continual thought pattern interruptions around the event. Diagnosing PTSD requires evaluation by trained mental health professionals. Teachers have a role in identifying and referring students. Teachers can help children suspected of PTSD by discouraging reliance on avoidance, talking about feelings, encouraging return to normal activities, and seeking professional help. (17 additional resources are listed.) (SM)
Educating children and youth to prevent contagious disease by Susan J Grosse( )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty-first century contagious diseases require more than basic health lessons to prevent transmission. This Digest examines ways to prevent disease transmission in school settings. Section 1 discusses key concepts in contagion education: all people are potentially contagious; germs that cause diseases are present on many parts of the body; hand washing is essential; correct use of biohazard labels and containers is essential; and needles and other sharp objects should be handled appropriately. Section 2 describes universal precautions: using personal protective gear when exposure to body fluids is possible; removing and disposing of personal protective gear correctly; washing hands and contaminated; body areas immediately with soap and water; seeking medical attention for significant exposure to another person's blood; cleaning surfaces and/or solid objects that may be contaminated; and using pickups for collecting sharp objects. Section 3 examines what this means for classrooms: students should not share items which could transmit disease; students should learn how to dispose of their own hazardous waste; students can learn to attend to their own first aid needs; students should learn how to dispose of sharp objects and other people's litter; and school personnel must model correct contagion protection behavior. (Contains 10 references.) (SM)
Water learning by Susan J Grosse( Book )

7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Using a movement exploration format and a problem-solving approach, the activities have success integrated into them. These activities are easy to stage, practical, and engaging; they also enhance the growth and development of all elementary-age children, including those with special needs."--Jacket
Lifeguard training activities and games by Susan J Grosse( Book )

8 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lifeguard Training Activities and Games is a complete resource for aquatics managers or lifeguard supervisors responsible for conducting site-specific on-the-job training for lifeguards. The compilation of games, skill drills, activities, and guidance enhances training and conditioning of lifeguards and creates a high-performing staff. Throughout the book, the focus is on keeping activities fun and engaging to promote participation and ensure your lifeguards acquire the skills they need in order to take action in an emergency. The book contains more than 70 proven training activities divided into chapters by type of lifeguard skill. Each activity is short enough to be part of an in-service or class warm-up session. Most have variations, allowing for continued challenges of participants' performances through increasing levels of difficulty. The drills, games, and activities improve lifeguards' general aquatic skills and physical fitness; surveillance, emergency response, and rescue skills; and teamwork and problem-solving skills. With this knowledge and training, you will be able to develop and maintain a high-performing lifeguard staff. Certification as a lifeguard is the first step in the overall training process. The real training begins on the job, and the responsibility for that training is left to the aquatics manager or lifeguard supervisor. Lifeguard Training Activities and Games makes that training fun, engaging, meaningful, and practical
Play and recreation for individuals with disabilities : practical pointers by Administration, Professional Councils, and Societies (U.S.) Association for Research( Book )

5 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book contains practical information that reflects new developments in sports participation for individuals with disabilities. The focus is on meeting the challenges of the outdoor environment, learning through appropriate and safe play, and keeping fit through active leisure. Specifics include practical aspects of camping and outdoor programs, teaching techniques for aquatic recreation and exercise, educational play for preschool children with disabilities, modifications for play equipment, and ideas for facilitating play skills. The publication is divided into three sections. (1) "Outdoor and Adventure Recreation" includes the following articles: "Practical Aspects of Camping for Individuals with Disabilities" (Susan F. McConnell), "Aquatic Adventure Recreation" (Susan J. Grosse), "Adventure Recreation Directory" (Susan J. Gavron), and "Outdoor and Adventure Programs: Complementing Individual Education Programs and Treatment Plan Objectives" (Gary M. Robb, Editor); (2) "Play Opportunities for All" is comprised of: "Creating Leisure Opportunities for Children with Disabilities" (Claire Foret, Mary Ann Loeffler, Marcia Jean Carter), "Educational Play for Preschool Children with Disabilities" (Michael Horvat, D. Michael Malone, Teresa Deener), "Facilitating Play Skills: A Developmental Approach for Children with Disabilities" (Sally Leme), "Play Equipment" (James F. Cowart), "Project SIMPLE: Activities for Individuals with Sensory Impairments and Multihandicaps" (Lauren Lieberman), and "Table Games for Leisure and Education" (Susan J. Grosse); and (3)"Fitness and Leisure" contains: "Aerobic Dance" (Susan J. Grosse), "Water Exercise" (Sharon Burgess, Tim Davis), and "Physical Fitness Assessment: Some Questions and Answers" (Francis X. Short). (LL)
Leisure opportunities for individuals with disabilities : legal issues by Administration, Professional Councils, and Societies (U.S.) Association for Research( Book )

6 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume explores legal issues that serve as foundations for quality active leisure participation by persons with disabilities. In addition to documenting details of the Americans with Disabilities Act (1990), playground and equipment standards and guidelines, and American Camping Assoication standards, it presents specific information on risk management, liability, negligence, and accessibility. The publication is divided into two sections--"Legal Concerns" and "Accessibility and Participation." The first section presents five articles: (1) "The Americans with Disabilities Act: Implications for Recreation and Leisure" (Julian U. Stein); (2) "Legal Concerns: Civil Rights and Negligence" (Annie Clement); (3) "Camping for Individuals with Disabilities: Standards and Guidelines" (Susan F. McConnell); (4) "Guidelines, Regulations, and Standards for Play Equipment and Surfaces" (Donna Thompson); and (5) "Critical Issues: Risk Management, Informed Consent, and Participant Safety" (Julian U. Stein). In the second section, the articles are: (6) "Play Spaces for All: a Photo Collage" (Susan J. Grosse, David N. Reams, Barbara M. Moody, Delores Richmond, Todd Teske); (7) "Accessibility: Growth of Opportunity for Individuals with Visual Impairment" (James V. Mastro); (8) "To Give Them Roots and Wings: Re-exploring Accessibility Issues for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Program Participants" (Ann E. Graziadei); (9) "Play in the Child Care Setting: Creating Opportunities for Preschool Children with Disabilities" (Sue C. Wortham); and (10) "Wilderness Adventure Trips" (Glenn M. Roswal, Timothy P. Winter, Tom Collier, Eric Dresser, Jill Hembree, Mark Singleton, James B. Wise). (Ll)
Assessment in outdoor / adventure physical education by Jeff Steffen( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Assessment of swimming in physical education by Susan J Grosse( Book )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Water exercise for teens : motivation, movement, and music by Susan J Grosse( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Water learning : improving mental, physical, and social skills through water activities by Susan J Grosse( )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mainstreaming the physically handicapped student for team sports by Susan J Grosse( Book )

2 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The article gives suggestions for mainstreaming physically handicapped students into regular physical education classes during instruction in team sports. The report lists six pointers for general class organization and instruction, such as establishing an atmosphere of acceptance, emphasizing the positive contributions each student can make, and requiring all students' participation in pre-play activities. Suggestions for stationary practice and moving drills are given, as are hints for facilitating the handicapped individual's participation in game play. Specific suggestions for the participation of the handicapped are listed for the following sports: basketball, floor hockey, football, soccer, and softball. (Phr)
Making outdoor play areas usable for all children by Susan J Grosse( Book )

2 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The booklet considers ways of developing new playground areas that are accessible to all children and adapting existing areas to make them suitable for use by handicapped and nonhandicapped children alike. Criteria for selecting equipment includes the interests and needs of the users; the movement needs of children (including movement involving perceptual motor functioning, object manipulation, and fantasy play); changes in accessibility (ramps, railings, height variance, walkways, and specially designed equipment); and safety factors (specific considerations of such materials as metal, wood, rope, and paint). Playground layout is discussed. A final section considers guidelines for equipment use. (Cl)
Independent swimming for children with severe physical impairments by Susan J Grosse( Book )

2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Techniques are described for teaching severely physically disabled persons to swim. Approaches begin with a discussion of water adjustment progression and proceed through achieving breath control, mobility, developing movement in a supine position, and developing recovery. The conclusion addresses such final steps toward independence as pool entry and exit. (Cl)
Organizing playdays and large group activities by Susan J Grosse( Book )

2 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The newsletter offers guidelines for conducting playdays or large group activities for handicapped students. Among the factors to consider when planning activities are total number participating, levels of physical and mental abilities, age span, sex, and assistance needs. Activities should meet the needs and interest of the students, include a game or sport with which students are already familiar, include new programs students like to try themselves or see others perform, not include sports or activities teachers considered inappropriate for their groups, and match ability levels represented in groups. Other considerations involve staffing, facilities and equipment, refreshments, transportation, lead up and followup, scheduling, onsite preparation, publicity, cohesiveness, first aid, and financing. Appended are sample schedules. (Sb)
Physical activities for children with severe multiple impairments by Susan J Grosse( Book )

2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intended for teachers of students with severe multiple impairments, the booklet examines the role of physical activities in the education of this population and suggests approaches to exhancing their motor development. Suggestions are offered for stimulating movement in preschool, elementary, and secondary immobile children, including tactile stimulation, passive range of motion exercises, moving the child through or over obstacles, and parachute play. Among motivational techniques considered are modeling the activities, providing visually stimulating equipment or tasks, emphasizing repetitions, and using age-appropriate activities/equipment. Specific suggestions are outlined for preschoolers (such as using a multisensory approach), elementary students (including providing imitative activities), and secondary students (such as working with balloons and rubber bands). Individualized education program goals in the physical domain are discussed, and ways to teach specific motor skills to preschool, elementary, and secondary students are reviewed. The importance of selecting individually appropriate activities in developing the student's functioning is emphasized. (Cl)
Organizing and implementing sex education programs for students with handicapping conditions by Susan J Grosse( Book )

2 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The booklet covers information on sex education for handicapped students. Program organization topics include gathering background data, determining the specific population, involving parents, determining the curriculum, selecting materials, making staffing decisions, and providing ample teaching time. A curriculum outline lists eight subject areas for a sex education program. Implementation factors addressed are student groupings, methods of presentation, teaching hints, and intent of the program (teaching about, rather than how). The booklet concludes with a list of books, printed materials, audiovisual materials, and community resources on the topic. (Cl)
The Halliwick method : water freedom for individuals with disabilities by Susan J Grosse( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This publication explains the Halliwick Method of swim instruction for people with disabilities. The Halliwick Method emphasizes independent functioning in the water, obtained through the development of control over body movements and establishing physical and psychological comfort. Containing over 75 photographs, including underwater shots, this publication presents descriptions of water entry; water adjustment and basic positioning; lateral rotation; vertical rotation; turbulence and buoyancy; water exit; group activities; combinations; and cueing. The publication also presents a list of hints and reminders for instructors (E.G., the main goal is independent functioning, students should blow every time the mouth is in or near the water, most of the described skills can be developed concurrently, and improvement occurs over time). After offering safety recommendations and describing how to make the transition to regular swimming lessons, the publication presents a Halliwick progress assessment chart and offers a list of Halliwick resources (both print and Internet). (Sm)
The Halliwick Method. "Water Freedom for the Handicapped." by Susan J Grosse( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Halliwick Method originated in England where in 1949 James McMillan developed techniques for helping handicapped individuals become independent swimmers. Based on the adaptation of scientific and hydrodynamic principles to the behavior of the human body in water, the Halliwick Method emphasizes the goal of individual independence. Instruction is on a one-to-one basis. No buoyant aids are used. This manual contains a pictoral explanation of the Halliwick techniques and includes only the basic principles of the method. (Jd)
Sport instruction for individuals with disabilities : the best of practical pointers by Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, Reston, Va American Alliance for Health( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book, written for teachers by teachers, includes articles by 14 contributing authors and is divided into three sections. Section 1 is entitled "Practical Pointers for Team Sports" and contains the following chapters: "Mainstreaming the Physically Handicapped for Team Sports" (S.J. Grosse); "Program Guide to Team Soccer for the Mentally Handicapped" (J. Dover, D. Szymanski); and "Wheelchair Basketball: Individual Skills and Drills" (R. Smith, E. Owen). Section 2, entitled "Practical Pointers for Individual/Dual Sports," contains the following chapters: "Bowling for Individuals with Disabilities" (Young American Bowling Alliance); "Golf" (J. Cowart); "Gymnastics Instruction" (K. Allen); "Mainstreaming the Disabled for Individual Sports" (S.J. Grosse); "Pickle-Ball: a Fun Court Game for Everyone" (J.U. Stein); "Principles and Practices for Championship Performances in Wheelchair Field Events"; "Principles and Practices for Championship Performances in Wheelchair Track Events"; "Sports Adaptations for Students with Crutches: Badminton, Golf, Archery, Tennis" (J. Cowart); "Sports Adaptations for Unilateral and Bilateral Upper-limb Amputees: Archery, Badminton, Baseball, Softball, Bowling, Golf, Table Tennis" (J. Cowart); "Teacher-made Adapted Devices for Archery, Badminton, and Table Tennis" (J. Cowart); "Teaching Tennis to Students with Disabilities" (R. Hester, B. Parks); "Track and Field for all Persons" (S.J. Gavron); and "Weight Training for Wheelchair Sports." Section 3, "Practical Pointers for Organization and Administration," contains the following chapters: "Computer Applications in Physical Education and Sport for the Disabled" (J.U. Stein); "Planning and Implementing Intramural Programs for Special Populations" (S.J. Grosse); and "Safety and Injury Prevention for Persons with Disabilities" (T.J. Birk). (Ll)
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