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Adapted Physical Education Specialists

Provide individualized physical education instruction or services to children, youth, or adults with exceptional physical needs due to gross motor developmental delays or other impairments.

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    Work Activities

    Work Activities

    • Adapt instructional techniques to the age and skill levels of students.
    • Instruct students, using adapted physical education techniques, to improve physical fitness, gross motor skills, perceptual motor skills, or sports and game achievement.
    • Provide individual or small groups of students with adapted physical education instruction that meets desired physical needs or goals.
    • Provide students positive feedback to encourage them and help them develop an appreciation for physical education.
    • Establish and maintain standards of behavior to create safe, orderly, and effective environments for learning.
    • Provide adapted physical education services to students with intellectual disabilities, autism, traumatic brain injury, orthopedic impairments, or other disabling condition.
    • Assess students' physical progress or needs.
    • Assist in screening or placement of students in adapted physical education programs.
    • Collaborate with other educational personnel to provide inclusive activities or programs for children with disabilities.
    • Evaluate the motor needs of individual students to determine their need for adapted physical education services.
    • Maintain thorough student records to document attendance, participation, or progress, ensuring confidentiality of all records.
    • Advise education professionals of students' physical abilities or disabilities and the accommodations required to enhance their school performance.
    • Communicate behavioral observations and student progress reports to students, parents, teachers, or administrators.
    • Write or modify individualized education plans (IEPs) for students with intellectual or physical disabilities.
    • Write reports to summarize student performance, social growth, or physical development.
    • Prepare lesson plans in accordance with individualized education plans (IEPs) and the functional abilities or needs of students.
    • Attend in-service training, workshops, or meetings to keep abreast of current practices or trends in adapted physical education.
    • Review adapted physical education programs or practices to ensure compliance with government or other regulations.
    • Request or order physical education equipment, following standard procedures.
    • Maintain inventory of instructional equipment, materials, or aids.

    Skills

    • Instructing

      Teaching others how to do something.

    • Active Learning

      Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.

    • Active Listening

      Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

    WorkKeys®

    Applied Math
    4
    Workplace Documents
    5
    Graphic Literacy
    5

    Abilities

    • Oral Expression

      The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

    • Oral Comprehension

      The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

    • Deductive Reasoning

      The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.

    Knowledge

    • Education and Training

      Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

    • Psychology

      Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.

    • English Language

      Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

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    Pay

    • Ohio Annual Salary 40560/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Typical Hourly Wage

    Ohio Employment Trends

    • Currently Employed 1,380
    • Yearly Projected Openings 120

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    Personality

    Social: People interested in this work like activities that include helping people, teaching, and talking.They do well at jobs that need:
    • Adaptability/Flexibility
    • Cooperation
    • Concern for Others
    • Dependability
    • Integrity
    • Initiative

    Tools

    • Flotation or swimming aids for the physically challenged
    • Baseball batting aids
    • Balance or gross motor equipment
    • Badminton rackets
    • Archery targets

    Technology

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    • Electronic mail software
    • Data base user interface and query software

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