Adapted Fitness

What is Adapted Physical Education?

Adapted Physical Education: is an individualized program including physical and motor fitness, fundamental motor skills and patterns, skills in aquatics and dance, and individual group games and sports designed to meet the unique needs of individuals.

•Adapted physical education is usually designed to meet the long terms needs for unique individuals with disabilities.

•Adapted physical education should emphasize an active program of physical activity opposed to a sedentary alternative program.

-Adapted Physical Education and Sport 5th Edition

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

The nations special education law (IDEA), the list of disabilities include but are not limited to:

Autism:  a developmental disability significantly affecting verbal and nonverbal communication and social interaction, generally evident before age three, that adversely affects a child’s educational performance.

Deaf-Blindness: simultaneous hearing and visual impairments, the combination of which causes such severe communication and other developmental and educational needs

Deafness: hearing impairment so severe that a child is impaired in processing linguistic information through hearing, with or without amplification.

Developmental Delay: delay in one or more of the following areas: physical development; cognitive development; communication; social or emotional development; or adaptive [behavioral] development.

Emotional Disturbance: Inability to maintain interpersonal relationships, includes schizophrenia,  and depression.

Hearing Impairment: impairment in hearing, whether permanent or fluctuating, that adversely affects a child’s educational performance.

Intellectual Disability: significantly sub average general intellectual functioning, existing concurrently [at the same time] with deficits in adaptive behavior

Multiple Disabilities: simultaneous] impairments (such as intellectual disability-blindness, intellectual disability-orthopedic impairment, etc.)

Orthopedic Impairment: includes impairments caused by a congenital anomaly, impairments caused by disease (e.g., poliomyelitis, bone tuberculosis), and impairments from other causes (e.g. Cerebral palsy, amputations, and fractures or burns that cause contractures).

Intellectual Disability: significantly sub average general intellectual functioning, existing concurrently [at the same time] with deficits in adaptive behavior

Multiple Disabilities: simultaneous] impairments (such as intellectual disability-blindness, intellectual disability-orthopedic impairment, etc.)

Orthopedic Impairment: includes impairments caused by a congenital anomaly, impairments caused by disease (e.g., poliomyelitis, bone tuberculosis), and impairments from other causes (e.g., cerebral palsy, amputations, and fractures or burns that cause contractures).

Specific Learning Disability: includes such conditions as perceptual disabilities, brain injury, minimal brain dysfunction, dyslexia, and developmental aphasia.

Other Health Impairment: such as asthma, attention deficit disorder or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, diabetes, epilepsy, a heart condition, hemophilia, lead poisoning, leukemia, nephritis, rheumatic fever, sickle cell anemia, and Tourette syndrome

Speech/Language Impairment: communication disorder such as stuttering, impaired articulation, a language impairment, or a voice impairment that adversely affects a child’s educational performance.

Traumatic Brain Injury: acquired injury to the brain caused by an external physical force, resulting in total or partial functional disability or psychosocial impairment, or both

Visual Impairment including Blindness: impairment in vision that, even with correction, adversely affects a child’s educational performance. The term includes both partial sight and blindness.