ADAPTED PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about Adapted Physical Education in Texas....
Click below to find answers to 45 of the most frequently asked questions about adapted physical education.
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Adapted Physical Education Disability Fact Sheets
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Adapted Physical Education Guide for District APE Programs
The following template was created by the TAHPERD Adapted Physical Activity Committee to support Adapted Physical Education (APE) teachers in Texas. For those planning to create or revise an adapted physical education program, this template can serve as a guide for what should be included in their school district. It is our hope that utilizing the Table of Contents will serve as a useful resource to help school districts across Texas in the planning and creation of future APE Program Guides. Information about each of these topics can be found in the Adapted Physical Education Best Practices Manual published by TAHPERD.

>> Adapted Physical Education Guide Table of Contents

Adapted Physical Education Assessment Tests & Score Sheets
>> Project MOBILITEE (PDF File)
>> Project MOBILITEE Wheelchair Score Sheet (Word Document File)
>> Project MOBILITEE Low Incidence Score Sheet (Word Document File)
>> Project MOBILITEE PE Score Sheet (Word Document File)

FITNESSGRAM Scoresheet for SWD
FITNESSGRAM_Scoresheet_for_SWD (Word Document File)

CTAPE
CTAPE 2015 (PDF file)

Partners in Physical Education

The following document outlines a program that can be used to train general education students at the secondary education level to “partner” with students with disabilities in physical education. Partners become peer tutors in order to model skills and behaviors, and to assist students who have disabilities with physical and motor activities in the physical education environment. The document provides an overview of the program, a suggested syllabus for a class used for credit, selected disabilities handouts, teaching tips, and unit maps for a variety of age appropriate activities. There are sample quizzes, information for both the teacher and the students, an evaluation tool for the program and much more. This is a guide that can be used as you work to establish a “partners” program in your own school.

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Fitness Testing of Special Needs Students
The Texas required fitness testing of all students in grades 3-12 has created some questions concerning the testing of students with special needs. The law requiring fitness testing allows administrators of school districts to make the decision to test their students with special needs or not  and most are following the students individual education plan as it relates to physical activity. However, TAHPERD members and leadership want as many students included in the testing process as is possible and reasonable. To address this issue, three of our members created a paper providing information on fitness testing of special needs students.

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>> CLICK HERE to access FAQs on Exempting Fitness Testing.

Clarification of Fitness Testing for Special Needs Students & FAQ
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