Physical Education Routine for Children with Autism

thank you for continuing to watch our
workout series how to help improve the lives of individuals with autism spectrum disorders through exercise as you can see we’re in a gym environment and gym is truly the most unsensory friendly environment in the
entire school now here it’s pretty quiet but just
imagine 30 kids running around yelling screaming objects foreign objects really balls football’s baseball’s being thrown around our
children or adults on the autism spectrum may have no idea what that ball is how hard or soft it is and that can be
very frightening for them and then the sound the screams the
laughter the bounces off the backboard things like that all have an impact in our children’s
ability to perform successfully in a gym class so structure is key when you are setting it up if you are paraprofessional or an
adaptive physical educator or physical educator we need structure for our children that’s how they will succeed and they
will know of what’s expected of them each time they enter the gym class so as I just mentioned it’s not just for PE
professionals but para-educators, the individuals helping these children day in and day out and when they come
into your environment this gym class they can now help the
children guid and navigate through through the classroom and you can do
that with setting up numbers or stations as you see here obviously if you’ve seen throughout our other series we’re talking and
showing visual support cards or exercise cards from our visual exercise system very important Timers. Countdown boards or timers can be very important to help your children
understand the expectation of how long that they’re gonna perform that exercise
or that routine countdown boards you can use arrows arrows can direct them from after station 2 follow the arrow to station 3 so all these little things which might seem
overwhelming now once you get in a routine set the
environment its gonna it’s going to be so much more
easier for you as the educator to set up but most important to help give success
for our children an adults and also what we’ve seen over the years with in the classroom environment or in the
gym classroom is this structure this routine could help peer bodies and help these children build
relationships so sometimes our children don’t always
wanna listen to the teacher or the coach or mom or dad but their peers can really help to help improve their
lives build those social skills and ultimately
help them build a healthier lifestyle, so again, structure, all these things can help our children succeed in exercise so if you have questions if you have comments if you have structures and routines that you’ve used with your children adults or your students please let us know
Contact us at the exercise connection contact us at NCHPAD and share this
information so we can better help educate our children our adults and other
professionals across the country and don’t forget challenge artisan with
exercise we’ll see you next time

4 thoughts on “Physical Education Routine for Children with Autism”

  1. It might have been mentioned… Setting up station work in a manner shared by Coach Dave supports all the students. The outcome is increased degree of autonomy and success for all students. I use these strategies with all classes grades K-6 reducing my talk time and increasing success for everyone regardless of current ability or aptitude. Thanks for sharing Coach Dave

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