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Adaptive Physical Education

What is Adaptive Physical Education? (APE)

The National Consortium for Physical Education and Recreation for Individuals with Disabilities (NCPERID) defines adapted physical education as the following:
Adaptive physical education (APE) is physical education which may be adapted or modified to address the individualized needs of children and youth who have gross motor developmental delays. This service should include the following: - Assessment and instruction, Accurate assessment data, Individualized Education Program (IEP) Goals and Objectives/Benchmarks, Instruction in a Least Restricted Environment (LRE).
If you have a student who demonstrates deficiencies in physical development the Adaptive Physical Education Evaluation Referral Form assesses the following areas:
1. Muscle Strength, Endurance, Flexibility
2. Coordination of Body/Object Movement
3. Motor Planning
4. Body Organization - ability to internally organize inputs from the environment

For more information on Itinerant Services contact:

Kimberlea Curran
Supervisor of Itinerant Services
607-286-7715 ext. 2608

Jolene Thompson
Keyboard Specialist for Itinerant Services
607-286-7715 ext. 2701

Important Forms (inc. Evaluation Requests)


APE Resources:

PE Central

Shape America