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What is Adapted Physical Education

Handbook of Research on Interdisciplinary Preparation for Equitable Special Education
The provision of individualized physical education services to meet a student’s needs.
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Collaborative Preparation of Special Educators and Adapted Physical Educators
Jill Anderson (California State Polytechnic University, Humboldt, USA), David Adams (California State Polytechnic University, Humboldt, USA), Chris Hopper (California State Polytechnic University, Humboldt, USA), Melaina A. Valdez (California State Polytechnic University, Humboldt, USA), Delaney Hughes (California State Polytechnic University, Humboldt, USA), and Kalyn Ruland (California State Polytechnic University, Humboldt, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-6684-6438-0.ch004
Adapted physical education (APE) is an important, but often overlooked, component of a well-rounded education experience and provides a variety of benefits for student's health, well-being, and educational achievement. Interdisciplinary teacher preparation in special education (SPED) and APE can facilitate collaborative learning and prepare preservice educators to implement high-quality holistic education and participate in multidisciplinary teams. The objective of this chapter is to provide an overview of the importance of APE within educational programming and outline strategies for interdisciplinary education. These strategies include interdisciplinary instructional and community programing and implantation of action research. Providing opportunities to engage in purposeful multidisciplinary groups in teacher preparation programs prepares students to effectively step into their future roles as educators.
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Adapted Physical Activity: Overcoming Diversity Through Physical Education and Sports
Individualized program of physical and motor fitness, fundamental motor skills and patterns, and skills in aquatics, dance, individual and group games; and sports that are designed to meet the unique needs of individuals.
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Adapted Physical Education in the Special Education Process
A direct service that is best described as the development and implementation of a specially-designed physical education program that meets a student with a disability’s unique needs
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