Adapted Physical Education is physical education which has been adapted or modified, so that it is as appropriate for the person with a disability as it  is  for a person without a disability. The APE teacher is a direct service provider, not a related service provider, because physical education for children with disabilities is a federally mandated component of special education services.
Federal law mandates that physical education be provided to students with disabilities and defines Physical Education as the development of:
  • physical and motor skills
  • fundamental motor skills and patterns (throwing, catching, walking, running, etc.)
  • skills in aquatics, dance, and individual and group games and sports
    (including intramural and lifetime sports)
The services provided by an APE teacher include:
  •  Planning services
  • Assessment of Individuals /Ecosystems
  • Prescription/Placement: The IEP
  • Teaching/Counseling/Coaching
  • Evaluation of Services
  • Coordination of Resources and Consulting
  • Advocacy
Contact Exceptional Student Services at (225) 929-8600.