Physical Disabilities Teacher Resources
Whether you are adapting games and activities for youngsters with physical disabilities, or exploring differences and acceptance as a class, you'll find plenty of resources to get you started.
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Recruiting Help to Attain Personal Goals
At one time or another, people with physical disabilities may require the assistance of others in the community. Here, they engage in one-on-one role-playing sessions to practice recruiting assistance in the community. They practice asking for help so they will have this valuable skill when they need it in a real-life situation.
11th - Higher Ed Health 10 Views 9 Downloads
Getting to Know People with Physical Disabilities
Students define the terms disability and physical disability, and discuss the various abilities of people who use wheelchairs. They listen to the book, A Very Special Critter, interview a person with a physical disability, and create a class book.
K - 2nd Social Studies & History 12 Views 17 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 32 Views 11 Downloads
Students role play what it would be like to have a physical disability. In this lesson on acceptance, students listen to the book A Rainbow of Friends by P.K. Hallinan. As a class, the students discuss similarities and differences in people's appearances and abilities.
K Health 10 Views 21 Downloads
Warm-Up Exercise with Hula Hoop
To improve mobility, social skill development, and the concept of position, learners with physical disabilities work together to raise and lower a hula hoop over their heads. The activity is short and intended to be used as a warm-up.
1st - 8th Physical Education 32 Views 12 Downloads
The Trumpet of the Swan
Fourth graders explore the human body by analyzing fictional characters. In this physical disability lesson plan, 4th graders define a list of physical vocabulary terms used in the story The Trumpet of the Swan. Students read the story with their classmates and complete a reading response sheet for each chapter of the book.
4th Language Arts 7 Views 4 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 32 Views 14 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 19 Views 6 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
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 20 Views 5 Downloads
Disability Awareness Activity Packet
When you have an inclusive classroom it is important to help your general education students understand their peers with disabilities. This packet provides information and activities to assist elementary-aged children in building a better grasp of what life is like for children with disabilities.
Pre-K - Higher Ed Special Education 162 Views 101 Downloads
Tug of War
Don't be fooled by how short this lesson 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 29 Views 8 Downloads
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
New Review Hate, Anti‐Semitism, & Propaganda in the Holocaust
What is a hate symbol, and what role did racism and anti-Semitism play in the Holocaust? Your young historians will answer these questions through a series of engaging and interactive activities, as well as discover how Jews were restricted from everyday activities as a result of Nazi regulations.
7th - 9th Social Studies & History 20 Views 23 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Exploring Self-Esteem 1: What Is Self-Esteem?
Adolescents explore self-esteem and the various factors that influence a persons sense of self in this four-part lesson series. Through a combination of whole class instruction, small group discussions, and independent work, students learn how personal relationships, life events, and discrimination all impact the way people feel about themselves.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download
Peak Heart Rates
Healthy algebra students start their day studying peak heart rate posters that look very much like tables. Through some good questioning, collaborative groups work to read between the lines to find other age-peak heart rate relationships not printed on the posters.
8th - 9th Math 8 Views 7 Downloads CCSS: Designed