Course title in Estonian
Erivajadustega inimeste liikumisõpetus
Course title in English
Adapted Physical Education
approximate amount of contact lessons
lecturer of 2018/2019 Spring semester
lecturer not assigned
lecturer of 2019/2020 Autumn semester
lecturer not assigned
To create prerequisites for obtaining knowledge and skills, what are necessary to integrate children with special needs to PE lessons of regular school.
Brief description of the course
Student participating in the course gets a review of: developmental conseption of basic movement skills and sensorimotor and cognitive developmental stages.
Basic knowledge of the most common diagnosis of people with special needs and possibilitys of making adaptions for the schools PE classes and trainings.
Practical knowledge to assess functional ability of children with special needs and documenting the results and creation of customized programs.
During the practice the student will acquire expirience to conduct PE classes for children with special needs.
As a part of independet work, the student must:
1.Compose a short essay on specified subject of physical activities adaption principles of people with special needs
2.Analys people of special needs motoric abilities and compose a program of acitivities, on the basis of the video.
3.Present lessons protoco lof seen P.A lessons for people with special needs , using knowledge acquired from lectures.
Learning outcomes in the course
Student, who has completed the course:
• Understands the morpho-functional nature of special needs
• Can evaluate sensory-motor skills and fitness of people with special needs.
• Can compose physical activity program according to evaluation results for every peoplel with special needs.
• Knows all the indications and contraindications for physical activity in case of variable disability.
1. Sherill, C. (1993). Adapted Physical Activity. Recreation and Sport.
2. Brown@Benchmark, USA; Mälkiä, E.; Rintala, P. (2002). Uusi Erityisliikunta. Liikunnan Sovellukset Erityisryhmille. Helsinki.
3. L.J. Lieberman ;J.F.Cowart (1996) Games for People Sensory Impairments.
4. P.Rouse ( 2004). Adapted Games and Activities.