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ERIC Number: EJ965323
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
ISSN: ISSN-0730-3084
Connecting the GPE and APE Curricula for Students with Mild and Moderate Disabilities
Kelly, Luke E.
Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (JOPERD), v82 n9 34-40 Nov-Dec 2011
Many physical educators today face the challenge of including students with mild and moderate disabilities in their general physical education (GPE) programs. While most GPE teachers are willing to modify their instructional methods and activities to accommodate students with disabilities, this may not be enough to adequately address the students' physical and motor needs. This article provides examples of how GPE teachers can evaluate the needs of students with disabilities in order to make appropriate accommodations within their GPE curriculum. These accommodations are designed to allow students not only to be included in GPE but to master the skills they will need to maintain an active and healthy lifestyle after graduation. The process presented also aligns with the requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, and can be integrated into the students' individualized education program (IEP) and used to justify the placement in GPE as the least restrictive environment for these students. (Contains 3 figures and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act