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 helps students develop:
- physical and motor skills
- fundamental motor skills and patterns such as throwing, catching, walking and running
- skills in aquatics and dance
- individual and group games and/or sports
For all practical purposes, Adapted Physical Education IS developmentally appropriate physical education at its finest. It is adapting, modifying, and/or changing a physical activity so it is as appropriate for the person with a disability as it is for a person without a disability.