Inclusion in Sport and in Primary School P.E. Activities
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NCHPAD : NCPAD Home

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The National Centre on Health, Physical Activity, and Disability's website is an incredible source of information for people with disabilities and for teachers of students with disabilities. It has information packs on all types of disabilities, designed to help the parents, teachers and those diagnosed better understand their condition. Then there is a whole range of regular articles, newsletters and youtube episodes that focus on healthy eating, physical exercises and much more. There are lists of possible exercises and inclusive games for people with any type of disability. The website has an extremly positive and uplifting vibe about it, its very much in the same vein as the idea of the Paralympics. That being that despite what people think people with disabilities can still achieve amazing feats in sport. What prevents many disabled people from doing so is a lack of education. A lack of education of parents to their child's possibilities not restrictions. A lack of education of teachers on how including and accomodating students with disabilities is not that hard. And most importantly educating those with disabilities themselves that in this modern era they really can achieve whatever they want to if they have the determination. Its quiet inspiring stuff and just by watching videos that are not even on inclusive lessons I feel inspired to create PE lessons that can accomodate students with disabilities in a rich and meaningful way. Not just a tolken inclusion in a game of tip, but instead activities that really do improve their skill set and boost their sporting confidence. 

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Teachers TV: Inclusion in PE - YouTube

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Great video to show how students with disabilities can participate in any sporting activity, even hurdles! The PE teacher in this video claims many teachers do not feel confident in their ability to include students, however he says all you need is good planning and an imagination. He also credits the attitude of the students in being so important in the inclusion process. I feel that you would be hard pressed o find primary school students that would be so against the inclusion of students with disabilities in sport. It all comes down to the teacher's attitude.

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Teaching PE in Thailand: A SPARKer's Journey Volunteering Abroad

Teaching PE in Thailand: A SPARKer's Journey Volunteering Abroad | Inclusion in Sport and in Primary School P.E. Activities | Scoop.it
I'm excited to share that in March I'll be participating in a volunteer project to provide a sports camp and teach physical education to youth in the rural Trat Province of Thailand. I'll also be donating PE equipment to the schools that they can ...
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Channel 4 Paralympics - Meet the Superhumans (Annotated Version) - YouTube

Watch the non-annotated version here: http://youtu.be/tuAPPeRg3Nw Meet the Superhumans, the stars of the London 2012 Paralympic Games, exclusively on Channel...
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I belive this video would be extremley inspirational for students with a disability as well as being an eye opener for other students. With its awesome footage and high tempo music, this video shows students that people with disabilities can not only participate in sport, but they can excell at it, taking their talent to the world stage to represent their country at the highest level. This video can shatters any negative misconceptions students may have about the ability of people to with disabilities to play sport. The message 'Forget everything you thought you knew about humans' and 'Meet the Superhumans' are extremly powerful and thought provoking.

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Inclusive Physical Education - YouTube

This is a video of an inclusive physical education lesson within a mainstream classroom. We adapted the rules of the basketball game to keep all students on ...
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This lesson is a great example of Universal Design Learning. By having all students play while sitting on chairs the teacher has created a lesson that allows the student in the wheelchair to participate on a level playing field. Had they only included the student in a normal game it would have drawn attention to his disability through obvious comparison, now other students have to learn to think and act differently to play while in a chair. In addition like any great UDL this activity can also benefit those students who are not as athletic as some of their peers, in this way the chairs act as a great equaliser.

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Pass and Catching

Video showing passing and catching.
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There are so many basic skills instructional videos out there, but there are very few for students with disabilities. What is great about this video is that because the student does not have the luxury to use his feet his hand eye co-ordination is extremly good for his age. What I am trying to say is that a teacher could use this video to show other students how to position their hands to recieve a pass and therefore quickly adapt if the pass is off target. Other students can jump up to reach a bad pass, this student has to anticipate the pass. It also has some great techniques for allowing students in wheelchairs to add more power to their through using the stability of the chair.

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