important;}.ezoic-wrapper-column-2{max-width:330px! important;}.ezoic-wrapper-column-1 *{max-width:330px;}.ezoic-wrapper-column-2 *{max-width:330px;}.ezoic-wrapper-content *{max-width:750px;}Widget Wrap{display:table! The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), states that physical education is a required service for children and youth between the ages of 3-21 who qualify for special education services because of a specific disability or developmental delay.

Adaptations may include narrowing the expectations of students according to their needs.

The demand for performance and participation will naturally be adapted to the student's ability to participate.

The child's special educator will consult with the physical education teacher and classroom support staff to decide if the physical education program requires mild, moderate or limited participation.

Remember that you will be adapting, modifying, and changing the activity and or equipment to meet the needs of the special needs students.

Adaptations may also include larger balls, bats, assistance, using different body parts, or providing more rest time.

The goal should be for the child to benefit from the physical education instruction by experiencing success and learning physical activities that will build the foundation for life long physical activity. E.: In some cases a special instructor with special training may participate with the general education physical educator. E, needs to be designated as an SDI (specially designed instruction, or service) in the IEP, and the Adaptive P. teacher will also evaluate the student and the student's needs.

Those specific needs will be addressed in IEP goals as well as SDI's, so the specific needs of the child are addressed. Consult with parents and specialized support staff.2.

The specially designed program will be outlined in the child's Individual Education Program/Plan (IEP).

Therefore, physical education services, specially designed if necessary, must be made available to every child with a disability receiving FAPE.