What is Adapted Physical Education?
Adapted Physical Education IS developmentally appropriate physical education at its finest. It is adapting, modifying, and/or changing a physical activity so it is as appropriate for the person with a disability as it is for a person without a disability. Change the word "adapted" to "modified" and you have the idea of Adapted Physical Education. It is GOOD teaching which adapts (modifies) the curriculum, task, equipment, and/or environment so that ALL students can fully participate in physical education. Back to Top
What is a P.E Peer Buddy system in gym class?
Using a peer buddy system will ensure that all students in the class will understand and participate in all activities without the need of one to one instruction from the lead teacher. A peer buddy system consists of pairing each student in the class with a partner whom they will work with in physical education. The peer buddy and the student with special needs can work together to learn activities and participate in the activities as a pair. Back to Top