Adaptive Physical Activity for Students with Cerebral Palsy

Because Cerebral Palsy effects movement, adaptations are needed in physical education classes in order to ensure enjoyment and success for a child with CP.  When putting adaptations into place, the following three areas, adapted and controlled by the teacher/caretaker need to be considered:

1. Planning 
2. Equipment, and 
3. Environment

This article provides ideas on various adaptations that a teacher can consider, such as in game design, difficulty level, equipment, etc., as well as for specific sports.

Publication Date: 
2007
Sponsor: 
P.E. Links 4U