The US National Consortium for physical education for individuals with disabilities (NCPEID) have recently published their guidance regarding Adapted Physical Education Service Delivery document.
It advocates for physical education services that
- a) are appropriate to meet the unique learning needs of children with disabilities, including “special physical education, adapted physical education, movement education, and motor development” (34 C.F.R.300.39(b)(2));
- b) address the psychomotor, cognitive, and affective learning outcomes of physical education; and
- c) are provided by appropriately credentialed physical educators.
The document provides additional support for
- Physical Education Mandates for IDEA
- Physical Education as a Direct Instructional Service
- Physical Education Services Determined through Individualised Assessment
- Documentation of Annual Goals and Student Progress in Physical Education
- Involvement of the Physical Educator in the IEP Process
- Qualifications of the Physical Educator Responsible for APE services
- Involvement in Interscholastic and Extracurricular Activities
- APE services through Section 504
Access the document through this link: https://www.ncpeid.org/assets/Fall21/NCPEID%20Guidance%20Doc%20for%20Administrators.pdf