Inclusive Physical Education and Physical Activity: Meeting the Needs of Students with Disabilities Survey Report – April 2018
The purpose of the Survey of Providing Inclusive Physical Education and Physical Activity and Meeting the Needs of Students with Disabilities was to identify current practices and needs to providing inclusive PE among teachers. The survey addressed participation levels, class strategies, after school programs, certifications, support, teacher preparation, and the built environment. was A total of 742 PE teachers participated in the survey. Results from the survey indicate a lack of support for professional development on working with students with disabilities, limited knowledge and/or no resources available to provide inclusive PE programs and limited input into student’s individual education plans (IEP). Just over half of the respondents reported making some adaptations and accommodations to facilities, rules, equipment, instruction and assessment. Based on the results of this survey, there is a need for schools to provide funding and change policy and practice to enhance the capacity of PE teachers to improve inclusion and ultimately increase physical activity among youth with disabilities.
Read the Executive Summary and Full Report Here.
Report by Active Schools and the Lakeshore Foundation – National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability (NCHPAD)