Specially Designed Physical Education
The words “a special design” is a simple and perfect explanation of our PE classes. We take traditional activities and adjust or “adapt” them to meet our students’ developmental and physical abilities.
For example, volleyball can be played with a lower net or by allowing one bounce. Softball can be played with a soft Incediball, with a batting tee, or even with a plastic whiffleball and a jumbo bat. Cycling can be on a two wheeler or an adult tricycle. In additional, students with severe physical disabilities experience activities designed for relaxation, increase range of motion and facilitate healthy body alignment activities.
The most important activities that are taught are ones that can be enjoyed and participated in outside of school and for years to come. For example: cycling, hiking, swinging, playing ball, dancing, etc.