[R-0182] S8. Ethical Practice

Citation: NC Healthy Schools, NC Office on Disability and Health, Beactive, PE Central, & Public School of North Carolina. (Producers). Teaching, Responding, & Communicating Inclusive Physical Education. Retrieved from site

Abstract: The goal of this document is to provide information on creating quality, inclusive physical education and physical activity for all students. It provides basic information on how the physical education teacher can ensure that services are available to everyone. It reviews the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. The article points out that the purpose of IDEA is to ensure that children identified with a disability receive a free and appropriate public education that provides special education and/or related services. Special education includes instruction in physical education. Schools are responsible for determining on at least an annual basis whether a student’s disability adversely affects his/her performance in the regular physical education class and if it does to ensure that the child’s Individual Education Program (IEP) documents the adaptations the child needs to successfully meet PE goals. The article notes that related services, such as physical or occupational therapy, cannot take the place of adapted physical education.

Integration: N/A

Content Focus: Adapted Physical Education; Inclusive Physical Education; Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA); Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Health, Safety, and Nutrition

Notes: Information provided here may also be retrieved from the PE Central website at http://www.pecentral.org/adapted/adaptedactivities.html.