PETE, Adapted Physical Education Coordinator
Ph.D., Adapted PE; University of New Mexico; 1984
M.S., Physical Education; Eastern Illinois University; 1976
B.S., Physical Education; Plymouth State College; 1973
Adapted Physical Education Coordinator
Dr. Lavay is a professor the Department of Kinesiology (KIN) at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) and his primary responsibility is to prepare university students to teach physical education to individuals with disabilities. His duties in the KIN Department, where he has taught since 1988, include Adapted Physical Education Added Authorization (APEAA) Credential Program Coordinator. He is the director of on campus after school and summer physical activity programs for children with disabilities. These programs include the After School Adapted Physical-activity program (ASAPP), and Camp Nugget designed to offer positive physical activity experiences to children with disabilities from ages 5 to 12. Dr. Lavay obtained his Ph.D. in Special Physical Education from the University of New Mexico in 1984. He is the 2001 CSULB Outstanding Professor Award recipient.
Dr. Lavay's scholarship is in the area of physical education pedagogy for children with disabilities and more specifically applied behavior analysis and effective teaching practices. He has authored or co-authored over 15 textbooks, textbook chapters, and manuals and has published over 50 juried articles in over a dozen different physical education and special education journals. He is the first author of the co-authored text; Positive Behavior Management in Physical Activity Settings (3rd edition, 2016). He has given many scholarly presentations on the international, national, regional & state level and provided many inservice training seminar/workshops on the state, and local level in APE. Dr. Lavay received the 2001 American Alliance for Health Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Adapted Physical Activity Council Professional Recognition Award based on his leadership on the national level and significant contributions to the literature in the area of adapted physical education.
Areas of Teaching (Courses Taught)
Adapted Physical Education courses:
KIN 320, 427, 387 388, 489A, 526, 537, 638
Lavay, B. W. (In Press) Specific learning disabilities. In Winnick, J. P. Adapted physical education and sport. (6th ed.).Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.
Lavay, B. W. (In Press). Perceptual motor development. In Winnick, J. P. Adapted physical education and sport. (5th ed.).Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.
Lavay, B., French, R, & Henderson, H. (2016). Positive Behavior Management in Physical Activity Settings. (3rd ed.). Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.
Block, M. E., Henderson, H. & Lavay B. (2016). Positive behavior support of children with challenging behaviors. In Block, M.E. A teacher’s guide to including students with disabilities in general physical education. (4th ed.). Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes
Lavay, B., Sakai, J., Ortiz, C., & Roth, K. (2015). Tablet Technology to Monitor the Physical Education IEP Goals and Benchmarks. Journal for Physical Education Recreation and Dance. 86 (6), 16-23 DOI http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/ujrd20
French, R., Henderson, H., Lavay, B., & Silliman-French, L. (2014). Use of Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation in adapted physical education. PALAESTRA. 28 (3), 32-37.
Lavay, B., Henderson, H. & Guthrie, S. (2014). The Behavior Management Training and Teaching Practices of Adapted Physical Education Teachers. PALAESTRA. 28 (1), 24-31.
French, R., Henderson, H., Lavay, B., & Silliman-French, L. (2013). Opportunities for recognition can improve student performance. Journal for Physical Education Recreation and Dance. 84 (7), 51-55.
Lavay, B., French, R., Henderson, H. & Guthrie, S. (2012). Behavior Management Instructional Practices and Content of College/University Physical Education Teacher
Physical education pedagogy for children with disabilities and more specifically applied behavior analysis and effective teaching practices