Adapted Physical Education Specialists

What they do:

Provide individualized physical education instruction or services to children, youth, or adults with exceptional physical needs due to gross motor developmental delays or other impairments.

On the job, you would:

  • Review adapted physical education programs or practices to ensure compliance with government or other regulations.
  • Request or order physical education equipment, following standard procedures.
  • Write reports to summarize student performance, social growth, or physical development.
  • Attend in-service training, workshops, or meetings to keep abreast of current practices or trends in adapted physical education.
  • Write or modify individualized education plans (IEPs) for students with intellectual or physical disabilities.
  • Provide students positive feedback to encourage them and help them develop an appreciation for physical education.
  • Provide individual or small groups of students with adapted physical education instruction that meets desired physical needs or goals.
  • Prepare lesson plans in accordance with individualized education plans (IEPs) and the functional abilities or needs of students.
  • Maintain thorough student records to document attendance, participation, or progress, ensuring confidentiality of all records.
  • Maintain inventory of instructional equipment, materials, or aids.




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