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:
- Provides adapted physical education services to students with intellectual disabilities, autism, traumatic brain injury, orthopedic impairments, or other disabling condition.
- 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.
- Maintains thorough student records to document attendance, participation, or progress, ensuring confidentiality of all records.
- Assesses students' physical progress or needs.
- Assists in screening or placement of students in adapted physical education programs.
- Provides students positive feedback to encourage them and help them develop an appreciation for physical education.
- Prepares lesson plans in accordance with individualized education plans (IEPs) and the functional abilities or needs of students.
- Establishes and maintains standards of behavior to create safe, orderly, and effective environments for learning.
- Writes or modifies individualized education plans (IEPs) for students with intellectual or physical disabilities.