Pamela S. Buchanan
Lecturer and Director of The Autism Project (TAP)
Office & Hours
Office: BEL 610C
Tuesday and Thursday: 1:50 - 2:50 PM
or by appointment
Courses of Instruction
KIN 314 - Children's Movement
KIN 360 - Programming for People With Disabilities
The University of Texas at Austin
Department of Kinesiology and Health Education
2109 San Jacinto Bvld.
Austin, Texas 78712-1415
UT Mail Code: D3700
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Pamela Buchanan, MA, CAPE is a Lecturer in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Education at the University of Texas at Austin. Ms Buchanan received her undergraduate degree in Kinesiology & Health Education and graduate degree in Adapted Physical Education from Sam Houston State University in Texas and holds a national certification in adapted physical education (CAPE). She has worked as an elementary physical education teacher and an adapted physical education specialist in both school and residential settings. She has been a speaker and presenter for than 500 schools, regional education service centers, and national conferences. Ms. Buchanan has worked as an educational consultant with more than 375 school districts, and agencies such as Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired, United Cerebral Palsy of Texas, and 16 of the 20 Region Education Service Centers in Texas. She served as a consultant to the Texas Education Agency in the development of Texas Education Agency's web site regarding frequently asked questions in adapted physical education. The University Of Texas, Dean of Students' Volunteer and Service Learning Program, presented the Outstanding Faculty Volunteer and Outstanding Student Volunteer Organization award to Ms. Buchanan and her students who provide Sensory and Motor Integration training to children with autism and their families.
• 1988 M.A. - Adapted Physical Education, Sam Houston State University
Contributor: Great Activities, New and creative games and activities for children in physical education. November/December 1991, "Parachute Soccer".
Reviewer: Fair, Helena (1992). Investigation of activities supporting sports medicine and other careers in Kinesiology. Sports Medicine,The University of Texas Press.
Contributor to the Texas Education Agency for "District Effect and Compliance Guide for Special Education"
Current Research Projects and Grants
Eanes Independent School District - for support of Community Outreach Programs
Region 7 Education Service Center - for support of Community Outreach Programs
Region 13 Education Service Center - for support of Community Outreach Programs
Austin Independent School District - for support of Community Outreach Programs
NASCO Equipment Company - for equipment in support of students with disabilities
Claymate - for equipment in support of students with disabilities
Different Roads to Learning - for equipment in support of students with disabilities
Sportime International - for equipment in support of students with disabilities
Boards, Committees and Associations
- Texas Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance
- American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance
- Texas Outdoor Education Association
- Southern District American Alliance for HPERD
- Texas Council for Exception Children