ADAPTED PHYSICAL EDUCATION DISABILITY FACT SHEETS
What is a “Fact Sheet” and “How do I use it?”
The fact sheets contained in this manual were developed by Masters and Doctoral students studying adapted physical education at Texas Woman’s University in Denton , Texas in cooperation with the Denton ISD adapted physical educators. The fact sheets were developed to educate regular physical educators and classroom teachers about various disabilities and to include other information that may be important to the educator who provides physical education services.
The sheets were designed to provide information that is accurate (information was researched), easy to read (basic language and layout), and informative (definition, characteristics, safety precautions, medical information and teaching tips). If you are unsure of the nature of a child’s disability, check with the school’s diagnostician. If a student in your class displays several of the “characteristics” described on the fact sheet and he/she has NOT been identified as disabled, discuss your concerns with the diagnostician.
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