Physical Education of Disabled Students
Examines relevant legislation, special needs & problems, types of disabilities, self-esteem, benefits & drawbacks of inclusion, teaching strategies and equipment.
In America, people with disabilities are guaranteed civil rights to enable them to live with as much freedom and independence as possible. These rights are guaranteed through federal legislation. An important component of this legislation is the right of students with disabilities to have a free and appropriate education in the least restrictive environment. A part of this free and appropriate education is physical education. Many students with disabilities have the need for adaptive physical education. Providing physical education for disabled students has periodically presented school districts with controversies. The controversy of how to best serve the disabled student population with physical education can be answered by examining and applying the various pieces of legislation, by enabling the physical education teacher to access..
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