The Physical Education ( Ape ) Is Developed For A Learner With A Disability

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Adapted Physical Education (APE) is developed for a learner with a disability, in order to implement them into PE classes with students who do not have disabilities. This is mandated by federal law so that students with disabilities receive physical education to develop the motor skills that are essential to their lives through physical activity. Changes that are made for the students with disabilities in these classes are based on the type of disability that the student suffers from and accommodates their needs. APE also includes Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) as well as the Individualized Education Program (IEP) for the students with disabilities. Inclusion is a key reason on how Adaptive Physical Education works well in a PE class. For students with disabilities it is important that they actively incorporated to some extent with the students in the class who do not have disabilities. This allows these students to develop better social skills and to work together regardless of a disability. For a student to be supported by an adapted physical education class they must be diagnosed with one of twelve disabilities: physical education and they are blindness, traumatic brain injury, mental retardation, speech impairment, specific learning disability, autism, serious emotional disturbance, orthopedic impairment, multiple disabilities, hearing impairment, deafness, and other health impairments. It is important for the APE teacher to pay close attention to the students IEP,…

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