Adaptive Physical Education Teacher Resources
Find Adaptive Physical Education educational ideas and activities
Showing 1 - 20 of 27 resources
Sports: Adaptive Sports Brochure
Learners identify the items and events that make adaptive sports possible. In this adaptive sports lesson plan, students research how accomplishments are obtained for people with disabilities. Learners research different tournaments, events, and races that use adaptive sports and equipment that make these accomplishments possible.
5th - 8th Language Arts 8 Views 14 Downloads
Integrating the Nintendo Wii in Adaptive Physical Education
Bring gaming into the classroom as part of a physical education lesson. Learners with disabilities participate in various physical activities using the Nintendo Wii. They use the video game system not only to play different sports, but also to learn the rules of games.
3rd - 12th Health 10 Views 35 Downloads
Tug of War
Don't be fooled by how short this lesson plan is; it contains a good idea for adaptive PE. The activity is intended to help learners with visual impairments increase motor skills, muscle strength, and mobility. Two kids play a game of tug of war by pulling against each other while holding onto a Thera-Band or a rope.
1st - 12th Physical Education 12 Views 5 Downloads
Hats off to Barry for a great idea. He teaches Adapted PE to elementary school children, and when he is absent they often don't get to have PE. So he came up with this great plan to videotape short lessons that his pupils could follow, and all the regular teacher has to do is push the play button on the VCR.
Pre-K - 6th Special Education 18 Views 31 Downloads
Adapted Physical Education Lesson Plan Ideas: Softball Skills
Interested in Special Olympics? Looking for an adapted PE lesson for throwing and batting? Here's a lesson based on the rules from Special Olympics for throwing and batting a softball. The rules are included in the lesson plan and they help to define the set-up of the skill drills.
3rd - 6th Physical Education 18 Views 41 Downloads
Golf is a popular game that is enjoyed around the world. Invite your pupils with visual impairments or blindness to putt a few balls or make a hole in one. This lesson provides several very good suggestions as to how you can teach an adaptive version of golf to learners with special needs.
3rd - 12th Physical Education 9 Views 8 Downloads
Capture the Treasure
Did you ever play capture the flag? I did, and it was so much fun! Your learners with special needs, physical handicaps, or visual impairments can play a classic and highly engaging game with a few minor adaptations. The best part is, while they play, they will be building directional mobility and orientation skills, as well as interacting socially and learning how to navigate an outdoor environment.
1st - 12th Physical Education 11 Views 7 Downloads
Modified Disc Golf
Here is a great set of adaptations and modifications that will make your next game of disc golf accessible to all your pupils. Listed are several variations and ways you can modify the game for your learners with physical or visual impairments.
4th - 12th Physical Education 3 Views 1 Download
Kickball is a classic recess game that everybody should play at least once. Included here is a wonderful set of instructions that describe how you can modify the game to make it accessible to children with low or no visual ability. Ramps, cones, and high contrast markers make a recess classic totally accessible.
1st - 12th Physical Education 22 Views 17 Downloads
Baseball can be so entertaining! Here are a few great ideas you can use to get your learners with visual impairments out on the old ball field. A sound-enhanced pitching device or T-ball stand is used to alert players when it's time to swing the bat.
2nd - 8th Physical Education 3 Views 2 Downloads
Why is learning how to catch and toss so important? If one has visual impairments, learning this basic skill will help him increase orientation and mobility, coordination, and cognitive development,. Mastery of this skill will also mean that he is more likely to play with other kids on the playground.
K - 12th Physical Education 12 Views 8 Downloads
Bean Bag on My Head
The world is a very different place to those who are blind. That is why it is so important to have your kids with visual impairments explore the world in many different ways. For this activity, a bean bag is placed on the child's head, and he/she attempts to keep it there while he hops, crawls, walks, or skips.
Pre-K - 8th Physical Education 6 Views 3 Downloads
Children with visual impairments need to continuously work on balance, gross motor skills, and mobility. Foster mobility and orientation skills by engaging them in a series of fun balance stations during PE. You'll set up each of the four suggested stations and your kids will spend a set amount of time at each one.
1st - 12th Physical Education 9 Views 9 Downloads
I cannot stress enough how important orientation and mobility training is for learners with visual impairments. To practice maintaining their balance, as well as work on building the confidence to participate in recreational sports, learners practice rolling from side-to-side, and roll their bodies in order to knock down a series of objects.
1st - 12th Physical Education 3 Views 1 Download
Figure Eight Walking
Walking in a straight line is one thing. Walking while trying to shift your weight from side to side to maintain balance is another challenge altogether. Learners with visual impairments practice walking in a figure eight. Cones are set up, and pupils attempt to weave in and out of the cones to reach the end of the course.
1st - 12th Physical Education 3 Views 1 Download
Learners who are blind or have visual impairments learn to take high steps in order to improve their balance and mobility. They start by marching in place, and then march around the room. Finally, they attempt to step over a towel as they walk.
1st - 12th Physical Education 3 Views 0 Downloads