Presentation on theme: "Presented by The NC Adapted PE State Council November 17, 2011."— Presentation transcript:
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.
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.
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.
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 General PE setting General PE setting with accommodations/modifications Separate PE class Separate Public School
Adapted PE Specialist 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 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).
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
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 ph