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ERIC Number: EJ794544
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-0892-4562
I Have Students with Physical and Motor Problems: How Can an APE, OT, or PT Help?
Silliman-French, Lisa; Candler, Catherine; French, Ron; Hamilton, Merry Lynne
Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, v21 n1 p15-20 Sep-Oct 2007
Majority of students with mental and/or motor impairments are frequently placed in general physical education classes. However, these students often are unable to attain the expected outcomes in these general settings. Based on the experience of the authors, general physical educators often attempt to modify their goals, objectives, teaching strategies, and in some cases, grading criteria, to meet the needs of students with disabilities without in-service training. Therefore, the general physical educator needs to partner with professionals who are experts in the motor domain as it relates to students with disabilities, such as adapted physical educators, occupational therapists, and physical therapists. This article clarifies the role and responsibilities of adapted physical educators, occupational therapists, and physical therapists in a school-based environment when assisting general physical educators. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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