Accommodating exceptionally able students

Accommodating exceptionally able students

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They are there to enjoy moving their bodies to the best of their ability. Other adaptations may include lowering a basketball net, using larger or smaller balls or utilizing a tee to hold a ball. The playing field must be clearly defined. Targets could be made larger and placed closer to the students. The environment in which students participate in gym or physical education must be safe, secure and welcoming.

Students are allowed

Modifications may be made for students according to their special needs. Instruction Equipment Environment Teachers may modify instructions by modeling what the student is expected to do.

Students might use scoops for catching balls instead of their hands. Students may be very sensitive, easily upset and demonstrate a strong sense of fairness. The use of taped or painted areas makes it easier for the student to see boundaries. Students may have a peer partner who assists.

With assistance from supportive

Modifying Sports Physical education instructors have many options available when adjusting curriculum to fit students with special needs. Pitching distance is decreased to accommodate the needs of the student trying to hit a baseball or softball. Everyone Wins In well-organized adaptive physical education classes, all students grow and develop needed skills. Students are allowed extra time to move between bases.

An adaptive gym class is

Padding, hand holds, and adaptive equipment should be readily available. Students are allowed to walk or run in a smaller area of play for basketball or soccer. An adaptive gym class is made available to students with delays in the gross motor areas such as endurance, coordination, movement, and muscle strength. With assistance from supportive physical education instructors, these students enjoy exercising along with their peers.

Modified gym classes, which provide students with special needs the opportunity to keep their bodies healthy, involve certain adjustments to the standard gym curriculum. Instructions may be printed out in large print and hung up for the student to see during the time of the lesson. Adaptive physical educations classes allow students with physical disabilities to share sports and learn sportsmanship along with their peers.