ERIC Number: ED318192
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-May
Reference Count: N/A
The Therapist's Role in Adapted Physical Education. TIES: Therapy in Educational Settings.
Cicirello, Nancy; And Others
The manual's purpose is to acquaint physical and occupational therapists with the goals and practices of adapted physical education (PE). The manual delineates the essential difference between therapy and adapted PE in terms of their differing goals for students and separate training and certification of practitioners. The manual then offers a variety of suggestions for working with teachers to alter equipment, rules, time limits, positions, and size of teams and playing areas so that students with disabilities will have PE experiences that are meaningful and beneficial. A section on modifying PE activities encourages therapists and teachers to involve students in making changes, consider long-range needs, and reward students for their "personal best" performance. Factors to consider for specific handicapping conditions are noted. Lesson plans are offered for jumping, kicking, visual tracking, catching, and throwing. Organized sports opportunities are described, focusing primarily on Oregon resources. Appendices include a list of 14 references; a roster of area directors of Oregon Special Olympics; a list of resources including organizations, written materials, and videotapes; and an article reprint of "Physical Education Activities for Children with Severe Cerebral Palsy" by Sue Miller and Ken Schaumberg. (JDD)
Descriptors: Adapted Physical Education, Athletics, Elementary Secondary Education, Interprofessional Relationship, Lesson Plans, Occupational Therapy, Physical Activities, Physical Disabilities, Physical Therapy, Staff Role, Therapists
Child Development and Rehabilitation Center Publications, Oregon Health Sciences University, P.O. Box 574, Portland, OR, 97207 ($8.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Oregon Health Sciences Univ., Portland. Child Development and Rehabilitation Center.; Oregon State Dept. of Education, Salem. Regional Services for Students with Orthopedic Impairments.
Identifiers - Location: Oregon