We are proud to announce PLT4M's new partnership with the Lakeshore Foundation and the National Center on Health, Physical Activity, and Disability (NCHPAD)!
Every student deserves a chance to explore fitness, health, and wellness. But often, students with disabilities are left out or not provided the same opportunities for physical activity as their peers. This can often result from teachers not knowing how to work with students with disabilities in physical education classes. But given the right resources and support, teachers can feel empowered to have physical education classes be a place of inclusion. That is where the new PLT4M, Lakeshore Foundation and NCHPAD partnership will come in!
NCHPAD is the premier resource for information on physical activity, health promotion, and disability, serving persons with physical, sensory, and cognitive disability across the lifespan.
The purpose of this collaboration is to support physical education teachers and coaches to provide better access and inclusion for students with disabilities.
Click here to learn more about this partnership, and see below for how to access this resource!
So, how will this partnership benefit PLT4M customers?
NCHPAD provides technical support to teachers with questions around access and inclusion in their physical education classes. This team can help provide specific resources and ideas for use cases when working with students with disabilities.
Click here to access the NCHPAD’s direct support line
Example support questions:
- What modifications should I make for a student in PE who is in a wheelchair for barbell movements?
- I have a student in my class who has a disability that prohibits him from gripping barbells and dumbbells; what modifications or support can I provide?
Be on the lookout for a needs assessment survey distributed by NCHPAD to all PLT4M teachers and coaches. This survey will help identify the greatest needs experienced by our community.
Throughout this partnership, you can expect to see helpful content provided by the NCHPAD featuring best practices and educational materials.