*Hey, I*ve Got This Kid...* Ideas for Physical Education - NC-APE

Report
Presented by The NC Adapted PE State Council
November 17, 2011
 Adapted Physical Education (APE) is a direct
special education service.
 Children with disabilities shall have equal access
to the provision of physical education.
 Specially designed PE shall be provided to the
child with a disability who cannot participate in the
regular physical education program.
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Modified physical education – general PE with
accommodations.
Adapted PE – designed on an individual basis
specifically to meet the needs of a child with
a disability.
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The IEP Team determines a student’s need for
APE based on recommendations following an
evaluation.
The IEP Team should include an Adapted PE
specialist, if available, and the general PE
teacher.
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Adapted PE is a program, not a placement.
Provide PE to the maximum extent possible in
the general PE program.
If APE is recommended then placement is
discussed.
◦ Continuum of placements may include
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General PE setting
General PE setting with accommodations/modifications
Separate PE class
Separate Public School
Adapted PE Specialist
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PE Teacher with specialized
training in:
◦ Assessment and evaluation
◦ Developing an individualized
PE program for students
with disabilities.
◦ Knowledge and
understanding of a variety of
physical and cognitive
disabilities.
General PE Teacher
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PE Teacher with training in:
◦ Motor skills and physical
development
◦ Fitness skills
◦ Games and sports
◦ Lifetime activities
◦ Limited training in working
with students with
disabilities.
Providing APE when your county does not have
an Adapted PE Specialist can be challenging.
◦ Encourage PE staff to update knowledge of
disabilities and teaching strategies.
◦ Collaboration with other service providers (OT, PT,
EC Teachers, Parents, Administrators).
◦ Explore and use community resources (colleges,
universities, recreation programs, sports programs
for the disabled).
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Please visit the various tables to discuss
concerns or questions you may have about
“This Kid…”.
Disability Awareness
U niversity/Community Connections
Resources and Equipment
The Assistant in PE
We Don’t Have APE staff in our County – what to
do?
◦ Assistive Technology in PE
◦ Goal Writing and the Law
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Thank you from the NC Adapted PE Advisory
Council. The council is comprised of Adapted
PE specialists from across the state.
For further information contact:
Laurie Ray-DPI Liaison for APE
[email protected]
ph 919-636-1827

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