Adapted Physical Education

This Adapted Physical Education activity & project also includes:

Looking for information about how to adapt physical education for learners with special needs? Check out this packet that provides information about general adaptations, as well as appropriate approaches and activities for children with disabilities.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Use the packet as the basis of a professional development seminar for physical education and special education instructors
Classroom Considerations
  • While no lesson plans or activities are included, the packet does detail the characteristics of the disability, implications for physical activity, recommended activities, activities to avoid, and effective teaching strategies for each of the conditions/disorders mentioned 
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
  • A table of contents makes it easy to locate specific resources within the packet
  • The 27-page packet includes information about the common fitness challenges faced by children with mobility, sensory, intellectual, and social/emotional impairments, as well as information about various conditions and disorders
  • Neither lesson plans nor specific activities are included in the packet