Gregory D Reid


Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education (KPE)

 

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Currie Gymnasium, [Map]
475 avenue des Pins Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada
Montreal, Quebec
H2W 1S4
 
 
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Courses

EDKP 261 Motor Development
EDKP 394 Historical Perspectives
EDKP 655 Inclusive Physical Activity



PhD Pennsylvania State University
MSc University of California Los Angeles (UCLA)

 

Areas of expertise

Adapted Physical Activity

Current research

Motor Behaviour and Autism; Self-regulation of Individuals with Movement Difficulties; Self-determination

Personal statement

Adapted physical activity is that branch of physical education dealing with people who have special needs in the context of physical activity. In many cases this involves individuals with a disability, but in reality it includes anyone requiring special assistance for optimal development at some point in their life.  Thus, adapted physical activity is more about individualizing instruction, matching personal strengths and interests with appropriate activities and adapting environments to promote full participation, than it is about people with disabilities. We emphasize learning and performance as well as teaching strategies that promote personal autonomy. The individuals who have participated in our research program include those with intellectual disabilities, learning disabilities, developmental coordination disorders, and autism.  Funding agencies have included Fitness Canada, Canadian Fitness and Lifestyle Research Institute and SSHRC.  At the undergraduate level, Dr Reid teaches motor development and adapted physical activity.