Physical Education for Children with Disabilities

The physical education teacher should work in conjunction with the adapted physical education specialist, other related specialists, and parents to provide an appropriate program for children experiencing disabilities. Inclusion is encouraged in physical education as in other areas of the curriculum.

In many cases, physically challenged students can be included in the regular physical education program with few modifications and adjustments.

The following section has been developed to provide some basic information that the teacher might find useful in planning and implementing a program for students with disabilities.