Adaptive Physical Education
Adaptive Physical Education has a way for all kids to participate in the fun!
All of the images above show clear representation of how all kids can participate in activities with these unique features! Moving from left to right, our first image shows a child's legs and feet strapped into their wheelchair. This allows their legs and feet to be safe and secure during fast paced activities such as soccer! The next image shows an obstacle for all! The bricks you see hold the bars in place, and they can be adjusted to any height to help fit the needs of all kids! It is a very cool way to get all kids involved in the action! The soccer ball on the far right is a sensory ball! The ball has 10 ounces of steel bearing allowing the ball to stay in play! It is great for kids with autism and visual impairments, as the ball is quite heavy and loud! On the bottom row, our first image shows a jungle gym for all kids! It allows kids in wheelchairs to be able to pull themselves up using the monkey bars, as well as be right in the center of the fun! The next image shows a basketball hoop, with adjustable hoop sizes! This gives a chance for all kids to play! As you can see the girl in the photo has a walker, whereas the other boy is standing on his own, making the equipment for all accessible, fun, and easy to use! The last image shows a little boy playing baseball with a beep baseball set! This was my favorite form of assistive technology, as it gave an opportunity for players who had good site to play with players who had some visual impairments. The field only has three bases, first, third, and home, and the baseball and bases were equipped with features that allowed players to know when the ball was coming to swing, as well as know where the ball was on the field. The boy in the above picture is wearing a blindfold, which all kids would wear, so everyone has an equal advantage and is able to play the game by listening to wear the ball was versus seeing where it was!! Awesome idea! All of these images show great uses of either adaptive or assistive technology that make all physical activities fun for children with and without disabilities!
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