ERIC Number: ED210256
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jun
Adapting Physical Education: A Guide for Individualizing Physical Education Programs.
Buckanavage, Robert, Ed.; And Others
Guidelines are presented for organizing programs and modifying activities in physical education programs for children with a wide range of physical and emotional disabilities. The guidelines should result in a program that allows students to work to their maximum potential within the framework of regular physical education classes. In planning the program, it is essential that a planning committee, composed of the teacher, school administrator, school nurse, a doctor, school counselor, and parents, work together to form an individualized program for each child. Chapters are included on programs for children with hearing impairments, emotional disturbances, orthopedic impairments, visual impairments, spinal deviations, specific learning disabilities, weight problems, and below average physical fitness and psychomotor skills. Each chapter contains a discussion of the disability's characteristics, suggested teaching methodology for physical education, and suggested activity areas, as well as techniques for assessment and evaluation of the child. References for further study on the problem are included at the end of each chapter. The appendix contains a bibliography of available audiovisual materials, instructional materials, and children's books. Also provided are the addresses and descriptions of three validated programs for individualizing physical educational programs for handicapped children and a sample physician's referral form. (JD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Curriculum Services.