Change the word "adapted" to "modified" and you have the idea of Adapted Physical Education. It is good teaching which adapts (modifies) the curriculum, task, and/or environment so that ALL students can fully participate in physical education.
Physical education can be provided to students with disabilities and defines physical education as the development of:
For all practical purposes, Adapted Physical Education IS developmentally appropriate physical education at its finest. It is adapting, modifying, and/or changing a physical activitiy so it is as appropriate for the person with a disability as it is for a person without a disability.
- physical and motor skills;
- fundamental motor skills and patterns (throwing, catching, walking, runing, etc.); and
- skills in aquatics, dance, and individual and group games and sports (including intramural and lifetime sports)