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Lisa Silliman-French, Ph.D - Texas Woman's University. Denton, TX, US

Lisa Silliman-French, Ph.D Lisa Silliman-French, Ph.D

Professor, Department of Kinesiology | Texas Woman's University


Expert on Adapted Physical Education. Researches how to improve physical/motor performance of individuals with intellectual disabilities.





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Dr. Silliman-French's current research focus is on the investigation of pedagogical techniques to improve the physical and motor performance of individual with intellectual disabilities; specifically in the areas of assessment and behavior management.

Industry Expertise (2)

Education/Learning Research

Areas of Expertise (5)

Physical Education Kinesiology Pedagogy in Adapted Physical Education in Higher Education Intellectual Disabilities Pedagogy: Assessment for Students with Disabilities

Education (3)

Texas Woman's University: Ph.D., Kinesiology - Adapted Physical Education

Texas Woman's University: M.S., Kinesiology/Special Education

SUNY Cortland: B.S., Physical Education

Affiliations (1)

  • Adapted Physical Education (Journal) : Member National Standards Editorial Committee

Articles (5)

Opportunities for recognition can improve learning and performance Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance


Physical educators need to make an effort to catch students being good and recognize them for their positive accomplishments. Unfortunately, it is usually the students who act inappropriately who receive the majority of the teachers' attention. In order to help ...

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Implementation of a response-to-intervention system in general physical education Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance


Within the RTI framework, Tier 1 is often referred to as “primary supports and interventions.” Tier 1 occurs in the general education setting and involves the least intensive delivery of services (NRCLD, 2006). Universal screenings (school-wide assessments) are conducted ...

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I have students with physical and motor problems: How can an APE, OT, or PT help? Strategies: A Journal for Sports Educators


Philosophically, the purpose of education is to assist all students in becoming as independent and productive as possible within their capabilities. Traditionally, school systems have developed curricula in which the majority of the students are able to excel. ...

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I Don't Do Windows or PE! Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance


It is clear that the first step in remedying this problem is to create a more effective collaborative environment. In addition, the prospective special education paraprofessionals must be directly informed in writing on the job descriptions that assisting in physical ...

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Students with Shunts: Program Considerations Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance


With the implementation of the inclusion concept, thousands of students throughout the United States who previously were provided physical education services in segregated environments are now in regular physical educations settings, While there is a debate as to the appropriateness of these services in integrated setting for some of these students ...

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