Provides individualized physical education instruction or services to children, youth, or adults with exceptional physical needs due to gross motor developmental delays or other impairments.
This career is part of the Education and Training cluster Teaching/Training pathway.
A person in this career:
- Adapts instructional techniques to the age and skill levels of students.
- Instructs students, using adapted physical education techniques, to improve physical fitness, gross motor skills, perceptual motor skills, or sports and game achievement.
- Provides individual or small groups of students with adapted physical education instruction that meets desired physical needs or goals.
- Provides students positive feedback to encourage them and help them develop an appreciation for physical education.
- Establishes and maintains standards of behavior to create safe, orderly, and effective environments for learning.
- Provides adapted physical education services to students with intellectual disabilities, autism, traumatic brain injury, orthopedic impairments, or other disabling condition.
- Assesses students' physical progress or needs.
- Assists in screening or placement of students in adapted physical education programs.
- Evaluates the motor needs of individual students to determine their need for adapted physical education services.
- Collaborates with other educational personnel to provide inclusive activities or programs for children with disabilities.