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Lori M. Reich, Ed.D., CAPE

Lori Reich sitting

Lecturer, Department of Kinesiology

Dr. Reich has been a lecturer in the Kinesiology Department since Spring 2008 and has taught an average of 10-11 teaching units each semester.  She teaches activity courses and upper division/graduate Adapted Physical Education courses including KIN 320 Adapted Physical Education and KIN 427/527 Physical and Motor Assessment.  Dr. Reich also supervises adapted physical education student teachers in the public schools.

Academic Writing Support, Ed.D. Department

Since Fall 2010, Dr. Reich has served as Academic Writing Support/Writing Coach for the Ed.D. Leadership Program where she assists doctoral students with their writing assignments and dissertations.

Formal Education

Ed.D. CSU, Long Beach – 2012
PreK-12 Education Specialization
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Barry Lavay
Dissertation Topic: Adapted Physical Education Teachers’ Attitudes Towards Their Students With Hidden and Visible Disabilities.

M.A. CSU, Long Beach – 2007
Kinesiology, Option: Adapted Physical Education
Thesis Chair: Dr. Barry Lavay
Thesis Topic: Accommodating the Unique Needs of Individuals Who are Specifically Hard of
Hearing During Physical Education, Sport, and Exercise Training

Multiple Subject Teaching Credential Courses (15 Units) CSU, Long Beach - 2003

B.A. University of California Irvine
Psychology
English Writing Concentration

Professional Certifications

Certified Adapted Physical Educator (CAPE) certification through Adapted Physical Education National Standards (APENS) - 2009

Personal Trainer/Fitness Specialist Certification, Orange Coast College, CA - 2012

United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) Teaching Professional – 2008 (See Lori Reich USPTA Coaches website: http://lorireich.usptapro.com/)  

United States Bowling Congress (USBC) Bronze Coaching Certification - 2007

American Red Cross Swim Instructor: Level 6 & Water Safety Training -2008

American Red Cross Lifeguard Training – 2008

First Aid & Adult CPR/AED, American Red Cross Certification – 2012

Scholarly and Creative Interests

Dr. Lori Reich research interests are focused on building instructional leadership practices that improve educational equity for students with disabilities.  Dr. Reich’s current research is focused on examining physical education teachers’ attitudes towards students with hidden and visible disabilities as a function of the visibility of the disability.  Research interests also include exploring strategies for effectively accommodating individuals who are specifically hard of hearing (as opposed to Deaf) in general education classrooms and during physical education, sport, and exercise training.

Scholarly Activities

Juried Journal Publication

Reich, L. M. & Lavay, B. (2009). Physical Education and Sport Adaptations for Students Who are Hard of Hearing. Journal of Physical Education, Recreation, & Dance. 80(3), 38-42; 49.

Website Authored

Reich, L. (2007). Accommodating Individuals who are Hard of Hearing in Exercise Training and Physical Education. www.lorireich.com/hoh

Speaker: Professional/Scholarly

2012 CAHPERD  National Adapted Physical Education Conference, Sonoma, CA. Reich, L. M.  Survey Results:  Adapted Physical Education Teachers’ Attitudes Towards Their Students with Hidden and Visible Disabilities. November 8-10, 2012.  

2012 Second Annual Symposium on Educational Leadership—Practice, Policy, and Research, CSU, Long Beach, CA.  Reich, L. M., Adapted Physical Education Teachers’ Attitudes Towards Their Students with Hidden and Visible Disabilities. May 12, 2012. 

2011 CAHPERD 40th National Adapted Physical Education Conference, Long Beach, CA. Reich, L. M.  But You Seem Fine! A Comparison of Physical Education Teachers’ Attitudes Towards Students with Hidden and Visible Disabilities. November 17-19, 2011.  

2011 National Consortium for Physical Education and Recreation for Individuals with Disabilities (NCPERID) National Conference, Reston, VA. Lavay, B. & Reich, L. M., California State University, Long Beach Adapted Physical Education Candidate Competence and Program Effectiveness. Poster Presentation. July 14-16, 2011.

2011 Educational Leadership Symposium, CSU, Long Beach, CA.  Reich, L. M., A Comparison of Physical Education Teachers’ Attitudes Towards Students with Hidden and Visible Disabilities. Poster and Paper presentations. April 30, 2011. 

2011-126th Annual American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD) National Convention and Exposition, San Diego, CA.  Reich, L. M., A Comparison of Physical Education Teachers’ Attitudes Towards Students with Hidden and Obvious Disabilities.  Student Work in Progress Poster Session. April 1, 2011. 

2010 North American Federation of Adapted Physical Activity Symposium held in conjunction with the CAHPERD 39th National Adapted Physical Education Conference Riverside, CA. Lavay, B. & Reich, L. M., Assessment of the Effectiveness of the CSU, Long Beach Adapted Physical Education Credential Program and Student Learning Outcomes. Poster Presentation. November 5, 2010

2010 CAHPERD State Conference, Ontario, CA. Reich, L. M., Adaptations for Students Who are Specifically Hard of Hearing in Physical Education and Sport. March 4, 2010

2009 CAHPERD 38th National Adapted Physical Education Conference, Pacific Grove, CA. Reich, L. M. & Lavay, B., Without Embarrassment! Inclusion Strategies for Students with Hidden Disabilities in Physical Education. November 19-21, 2009.  

2008 CAHPERD 37th National Adapted Physical Education Conference San Diego, CA. Reich, L. M. & Lavay, B., Positive Ways to Accommodate Students who are Specifically Hard of Hearing in Physical Education. November 21, 2008.

Service Activities/Awards

Service Activities

Assistant Camp Director and Swim Director for Camp Nugget at CSULB: 2008 - PresentCamp Nugget is a physical activity camp for children with disabilities ages 5 to 12 offered at CSULB each June – July. Since 2008, I have been Assistant Camp Director and Swim Director for Camp Nugget where I direct the Aquatics Program, and assist with Camp Nugget funding, grant writing and pre-program planning.  In addition, I supervise camp counselors and work directly with the children as camp counselor. 

Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD) Transition Students With DisabilitiesFifteen – 20 LBUSD transition students with disabilities are included in of my Introduction to Adapted PE (KIN 320) practicums in which my students teach physical activity lessons to LBUSD students.  Terry Wargo supervisor of LBUSD Transition, speaks to my class each semester to introduce her students with disabilities, and to talk about the program’s purpose and daily activities. 

Adapted After School Physical-activity Program (ASAPP) CSULB: February 2009 - Present.  ASAPP is an after school physical activity program for children with disabilities ages 5 to 12 offered at CSULB every year during Fall and Spring Semesters. I assist with ASAPP program planning, training student assistants, and responding to parents.

Hearing Assistive Technology Training: February 6-9, 2009; San Diego State University.

This program was set up by a grant from the US Department of Education, NIDRR, through Gallaudet University to train local Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) members in hearing assistive technology. The application process was rigorous and I was selected over many applicants competing for 15 seats. Through this program I was trained to counsel individuals with hearing loss on appropriate assistive technology available.

Service Awards

Gold Certificate for Service: Orange Coast College 2007 (Service in Adapted Physical Education)

Silver Certificate for Service: Orange Coast College 2006 (Service in Adapted Physical Education)