Adapted Physical Education (APE) is physical education that has been adapted or modified to meet the individual needs of each person with a disability enrolled in a general or special physical education class. APE can be provided through consulting, co-teaching, small group/individual instruction.
CASE APE teachers provide expert adapted physical education services which enable students to participate in PE by facilitating gross motor experiences, modifying activities as necessary, providing specialized instruction and development of skills. Students receiving specialized instruction in physical education are provided with opportunities to participate in activities with typically developing peers.
CASE APE teachers collaborate with IEP teams to analyze student data to determine a need for services. Upon parental consent, they evaluate a student using formal and informal measures that are aligned to state and district PE standards. Individual educational plans identify the needs for services and address the goals that will be worked in the appropriate environment.
CASE APE teachers provide coaching and professional development throughout member districts and Illinois. They assist school staff by modeling teaching practices, providing training on selected assessments and providing on-site assistance in adapting instruction and materials so that the PE experience is standards-based and inclusive of all learners.
Adapted Physical Education Curriculum Framework 2017
NASPE: National Association for Sport and Physical Education
Eligibility Criteria for Adapted Physical Education Services
Code of Conduct for P-12 Physical Education Teachers
Appropriate Use of Instructional Technology in PE
Appropriate Uses of Fitness Measurement
Looking at Physical Education from a Developmental Perspective: A Guide to Teaching
NASPE Scope and Sequence of Fitness Education for PreK-12 Programs
SHAPE: Society of Health and Physical Educators
Society of Health and Physical Educators
National Physical Education Standards
Adapted Physical Education National Standards
Elementary School Grade Level Outcomes
The Essential Components of Physical Education
Physical Education is an Academic Subject
ISBE: Illinois State Board of Education
Illinois Learning Standards: Physical Development and Health
Illinois Professional Teaching Standards 2013
Physical Development & Health
Press Release: Illinois to Lead Nation with Optimal Physical Education and Health Standards Tied to Brain Research
Grade Level Outcomes for K-12 Physical Education (PDF) (AASHPERD)
Physical Education Standards (NBPTS)
Continuum of Services (ICAPE)
APENS: Adapted Physical Education National Standards
IAHPERD: Illinois Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance
Human Kinetics (Commercial)
The Cooper Institute: FitnessGram
Adaptive PE on the Playground and in the Gym