ERIC Number: ED113903
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Expanding Physical Education Services to Pupils with Handicapping Conditions: Summary Report.
Brault, Donald; And Others
Presented is the report of the Adaptive Education Task Force in Madison (Wisconsin) Public Schools which followed an investigation of the need to broaden the scope of physical education and recreation services to handicapped students. The work of the task force is reported in summary form in three parts: a position statement, assessment of needs, and program needs and recommendation; and Part 4 includes appendixes giving more detailed information about selected aspects of the report. Developed in Part 1 is a position statement defining the need for adaptive/alternative learning experiences as an integral part of the existing physical education program. Appraised in Part 2 is the extent to which adaptive/alternative experiences are being provided for students with special needs; and the unique needs that cannot be effectively dealt with in the rugular physical education class are pointed out. Provided in outline form in Part 3 are recommendations along with objectives, planning and development needs, and funding components pertaining to the development of adaptive/alternative physical education and recreation programs. Included in the appendixes are program implementation plans for specific schools (providing programs for conditions such as visual handicaps, mental handicaps, and emotional disturbances, a proposal for assessing effectiveness of current programs, and a model for planning/development of adaptive and alternative programs. (Author/SB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Madison Public Schools, WI. Dept. of Specialized Educational Services.
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin (Madison)