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ERIC Number: EJ913615
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
ISSN: ISSN-0730-3084
Providing Physical Activity for Students with Intellectual Disabilities: The Motivate, Adapt, and Play Program
Davis, Kathy; Hodson, Patricia; Zhang, Guili; Boswell, Boni; Decker, Jim
Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (JOPERD), v81 n5 p23-28 May-Jun 2010
Research has shown that regular physical activity helps to prevent major health problems, such as heart disease, obesity, and diabetes. However, little research has been conducted on classroom-based physical activity programs for students with disabilities. In North Carolina, the Healthy Active Children Policy was implemented in 2006, requiring all K-8 students to achieve 30 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity during every school day. But no additional resources were allocated to implement the physical activity requirement for students with disabilities. This article describes the Motivate, Adapt, and Play (MAP) Program, which was designed to specifically meet the physical activity needs of students with intellectual disabilities. (Contains 4 figures and 1 table.)
American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. 1900 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191. Tel: 800-213-7193; Fax: 703-476-9527; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 1; Grade 2; Grade 3; Grade 4; Grade 5; Grade 6; Grade 7; Grade 8; Kindergarten
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina