IDEA and state law require that physical education be made available to eligible students, including adapted physical education for development of motor skills, fitness, and skills in games and sports. Physical education instruction pursuant to an IEP may be provided by PE teachers, special education personnel, OTRs, physical therapists, and OT or PT assistants working under supervision in accordance with their professional standards
19 Texas Administrative Code § 89.1131. Qualifications of Special Education, Related Service, and Paraprofessional Personnel.
(5) The following provisions apply to physical education.
(A) When the admission, review, and dismissal committee has specified arrangements for physical education in the child's indvidualized education program, physical education may be provided by:
(i) special education instructional or related service personnel who have the necessary skills and knowledge;
(ii) physical education teachers;
(iii) occupational therapists;
(iv) physical therapists; or
(v) occupational therapy assistants or physical therapy assistants working under supervision in accordance with the standards of their profession.
Last Amended: November 11, 2007, 32 TexReg 8129.
Entered: Dec. 18, 2007
This on-line binder was created to serve as a resource for APE providers in ESC Region 13. Here is a listing of some of the information available here.