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ERIC Number: EJ794516
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 5
ISSN: ISSN-0892-4562
I Can Play Too: Disability Awareness Activities for Your Physical Education Class
Fittipaldi-Wert, Jeanine; Brock, Sheri J.
Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, v20 n5 p30-33 May-Jun 2007
Students with disabilities are now more than ever being included in physical education classes. However, most physical educators feel they have not received adequate preparation in their undergraduate programs regarding teaching students with disabilities. There are many factors that go into providing a positive inclusive setting, such as using various teaching styles, understanding the impact of the disability on the student's abilities, and modifying activities, equipment, and rules to meet the student's unique needs. Disability awareness can aid in providing teachers and students with an understanding of the challenges faced by students with different abilities. Simulating a student's disability can also help teachers modify activities to meet the needs of their students. This article provides suggestions for disability awareness activities that can be used in physical education. It also presents various disabilities, ways to simulate the disability, activities to perform, and debriefing questions to ask students after their experience. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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