Adaptive Physical Education Teacher Resources

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Adapted Physical Education: Track and Field

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Here you'll find a list of ideas and activity descriptions for hosting an adaptive physical education or special olympics event. It includes the setting, rules, and pointers for over 10 different track and field activities.
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Adapted Physical Education: Softball

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Review adaptive physical education suggestions and standards for coaching the fundamentals of softball: base running, throwing, fielding, and hitting (batting). This outline provides ideas and progressions for developing softball skills,...
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Train at School

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
Here is a fantastic compilation of adaptive physical education lesson plans that cover the major concepts of physical fitness, including: aerobic endurance, balance, coordination, flexibility, power, speed and agility, and strength.   
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Special Olympics Young Athletes Activity Guide

For Teachers K - 3rd
From bunny hops and bridges to bean bag tosses and big ball catches, your activity toolkit will be overflowing with great new ideas for adaptive physical education!
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Adapted Physical Education

For Teachers Pre-K - 12th
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...
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Tug of War

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Don't be fooled by how short this instructional activity 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...
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Modified Golf

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
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...
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Capture the Treasure

For Teachers 1st - 12th
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,...
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Modified Disc Golf

For Teachers 4th - 12th
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...
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Modified Kickball

For Teachers 1st - 12th
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....
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Beanbag Toss

For Teachers K - 12th
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...
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Sports: Adaptive Sports Brochure

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students identify the items and events that make adaptive sports possible. In this adaptive sports lesson, students research how accomplishments are obtained for people with disabilities.  Students research different tournaments, events,...
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Adapted Physical Education Lesson Plan Ideas: Softball Skills

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Interested in Special Olympics? Looking for an adapted PE instructional activity for throwing and batting? Here's a instructional activity based on the rules from Special Olympics for throwing and batting a softball.  The rules are...
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Integrating the Nintendo Wii in Adaptive Physical Education

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
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...
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Adaptive Sports and Recreational Games

For Teachers 5th - 12th
It's truly amazing how people with physical disabilities are able to find ways to overcome their impairments. Their tremendous perseverance is evident in this handout that describes the ways different sports, ranging from bowling...
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Walking & Running

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd
Here's a fun collection of activities for helping youngsters develop body awareness, walking and running skills, spatial awareness, fine motor skills, and adaptive physical education skills such as following directions.
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Beach Ball with Bell

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Encourage your learners who are blind or visually impaired to participate in sports or recreational activities. This super simple idea uses a beach ball with a bell on it to help kids become comfortable with playing catch. The activity...
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Bean Bag on My Head

For Teachers Pre-K - 8th
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,...
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Modified T-Ball

For Teachers 2nd - 8th
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...
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Locomotor and Object Control Stations

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Develop children's basic locomotor and object control skills with an invigorating Adaptive PE lesson. A series of four, timed stations engaged the class in playing a game of Twister, walking on a balance beam, throwing bean bags, and...
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Mini Goalball Battleship

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Here is a game that can be played by both sighted and unsighted children. Floor mats, blindfolds, and bowling pins are used to create a real-life battleship game where each team attempts to knock down the other team's pins. 
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Warm-Up Exercise with Hula Hoop

For Teachers 1st - 8th
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.
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Crab Soccer and the Navigator

For Teachers 4th - 10th
A typical physical education crab soccer game just for the fun of it. Included are several ideas for accomodations and modifications.
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How To: Choose a Wheelchair

For Students 3rd - 12th
If you have a student who must use a wheelchair throughout the school day, you may want to offer this video as a resource for both their enrichment as well as a means of support. Mary Allison Cook, a young 27-year old woman who has used...

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