TEACHING Exceptional Children Plus
Article 2 (11 pp.)
This article describes three different ways of using paraeducators during adapted physical education. (1.) Having paraeducators read a portion of the lesson plan that describes the desired support towards lesson objectives. Paraeducators then assist all students when needed. (2.) Assigning specific modifications for paraeducators through the IEP process. These modifications maybe designed for a single child and listed in the lesson plan. The paraeducator then provides specific support for a particular child. (3.) Using video modeling to create media clips for paraeducators to view prior to assisting children during the lesson. The media clips include modeling of key lesson concepts aimed at helping paraeducators understand physical education activities that a child is expected to accomplish during the lesson. The physical educator is then free to attend to other learners with different needs during portions of the lesson. Recommendations for using video technology are provided.
Original Publication Citation
Haegele, J. A., & Kozub, F. M. (2010). A continuum of paraeducator support for utilization in adapted physical education. TEACHING Exceptional Children Plus, 6(5), Article 2.
Haegele, Justin A. and Kozub, Francis M., "A Continuum of Paraeducator Support for Utilization in Adapted Physical Education" (2010). Human Movement Sciences Faculty Publications. 74.