Introduction to APE

January 17, 2018 | Author: Anonymous | Category: Science, Health Science, Sports Medicine
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Introduction Adapted Physical Education

Introduction to APE


What is Physical Education?

Introduction to APE


NASPE National Content Standards for Physical Education*  Demonstrates competency motor skills and movement patterns needed to perform a variety of physical activities  Demonstrates understanding of movement concepts, principles, strategies, and tactics as they apply to the learning and performance of physical activities.  Participates regularly in physical activity. Introduction to APE


NASPE Definition* (continued)  Achieves and maintains a health-enhancing level of physical fitness.  Exhibits responsible personal and social behavior that respects self and others in physical activity settings.  Values physical activity for health, enjoyment, challenge, self-expression, and/or social interaction. * From NASPE (2004). Moving into the future: National Standards for Physical Education (2nd ed.) (p. 1). Reston, VA: AAHPERD Publications. Introduction to APE


Characteristics of a Quality Physical Education Program*  Organized around content standards that are directly related to instruction and evaluation.  Student centered on developmental level, characteristics, and interests of students.  Physical activity and motor-skill development is core of program.  Teach management skills and self-discipline. Introduction to APE


Characteristics (continued)*  Emphasize inclusion of all students.  Instruction focused on process of learning skills rather than outcome of performance.  Teaches lifetime activities that promote lifetime activity, health, and wellness.  Teaches cooperation and responsibility and helps students develop sensitivity to diversity and gender issues. * Pangrazi, R.P. (2004). Dynamic physical education for elementary school children (14th ed.). San Francisco: Benjamin Cummings. (p. 19)

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Legal Definition (PL 108-446, IDEA)  Development of:    

Physical and motor fitness Fundamental motor skills and patterns Skills in aquatics and dance Skills in individual and group games and sports (including intramurals and lifetime sports)

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What is Adapted Physical Education?

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Simple Definition #1*  “APE programs are those that have the same objectives as the regular PE programs, but in which adjustments are made in the regular offerings to meet the needs and abilities of exceptional children.” *Dunn (1997). Special physical education, p. 3). Madison, WI: Brown & Benchmark. Introduction to APE


Simple Definition #2*  “APE is an individualized program of physical and motor fitness, fundamental motor skills and patterns, and skills in aquatics, dance, and individual and group games and sports designed to meet the unique needs of individuals” (Winnick, 2005, p. 4)

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Definition (continued)*  Individually determined modifications of:  Objectives  Activities  Methods

 Individually determined program to:  Correct  Habilitate  Remediate

* Winnick, 2005). An Introduction to APE and Sport (4th. Ed). In J. Winnick (Ed.), APE and Sport. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

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Legal Definition of APE (IDEA ’04)  The term physical education includes special physical education, adapted physical education, movement education, and motor development.  Special physical education – if specially designed physical education is prescribed in a child’s IEP, the public agency responsible for the education of that child shall provide the services directly, or make arrangements for it to be provided through other public or private programs. Introduction to APE


Characteristics of APE Programs*  FAMILY – SEAZ      

F = federally mandated A = assessment M = multidisciplinary I = inclusive of infancy and post-secondary L = low or different psychomotor ability Y = yes, sports training and competition

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Characteristics of APE Programs*  FAMILY – SEAZ  S = service emphasis (continuum of services)  E – Ecological orientation  A = accountability  Z = Zero reject

* Sherrill, C. (2004). Adapted Physical Activity, Recreation, and Sport (6th ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill.

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What are the Differences between PE and APE?

Introduction to APE


Collaborative Team Approach Do you honestly think you can do it all by yourself?

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Collaborative Team  Interaction and sharing of information and responsibilities among team members (Rainforth & York-Barr, ’97)  Members of the Collaborative Team GPE APE SPED Principal Nurse

PT OT RT Speech Audiologist

Vision Specialist Orientation/Mobility Paraprofessional Parents Student w/ disability

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Characteristics of Collaborative Team*  Equal participation by family members and school personnel  Equal participation by all service providers  Consensus decision making in IEP development, priorities, amounts of supports, etc..  Role release * Rainforth & York-Barr (1997)

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Characteristics (continued)  Attention to motor, communication, and other embedded skills throughout the education program.  Infusion of knowledge and skills from different disciplines into the design of educational methods and intervention.  Collaborative problem solving and share responsibility across entire program. Introduction to APE


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