“Patrick”: The Road Not Taken

Authors

  • Bill Mokin

Keywords:

Nonverbal, locomotor, non-locomotor, scooter sports and games, adaptive gymnastics, obstacle courses, scarves, step boxes, health-related fitness components

Abstract

This paper describes a physical education teacher’s methods and strategies for teaching elementary students who have autism and other disabilities. It focuses on one particular student who had intellectual and motor deficits and describes how the teacher used proximity, observation, relationship-building, collaboration and trial-error-modification to provide the student with an enriching physical education program. Numerous examples of lessons, activities and interactions underscore the importance of continually exploring different approaches and possible solutions to challenges posed by one’s students.

Published

2022-09-03

Issue

Section

Feature Articles