Physical Education is defined as the development of physical and motor skills, fundamental motor skills and patterns, skills in aquatics, dance and individual and group games and sports; including intramural and lifetime sports. Adapted Physical Education is provided to students who have needs that cannot be adequately addressed in the regular physical education program. In addition to APE, other service delivery options include APE collaboration and APE consultation, specially designed physical education, modified physical education, and general physical education.
Our APE teachers provide updates on students’ health/Fitness progress and goals, develop a fitness workout plan, and work with the team to develop customized strengthening and conditioning plans specific to the student’s needs.
Responsibilities of the Adapted Physical Education Teacher:
Completing comprehensive motor assessments of individuals with disabilities and making specific program recommendations
Providing direct services to students who are eligible and in need of APE
Consult with physical education staff providing physical education instruction for individuals with disabilities
Consult with other IEP team members about student need in the area of APE
Serve as an IEP member at IEP meetings
Monitor student progress
Advocate for the student and parent