Physical Activity, Trips, Events

What you need to know

Exercise and physical education should be encouraged for strength building and obesity prevention

What you can do

Adapting a child's physical education programs may be helpful. Here are some possible modifications, if necessary:

  • Downsize equipment- ie smaller bat
  • Run 2 laps instead of 4
  • Have a designated  runner
  • If the activity cant be modified to be safe; have child be a score keeper, umpire, etc.
  • Swimming and bike are encouraged
  • Occupational therapy may help with the accommodations and modifications
  • If a field trip is planned with a lot of walking, make accommodations
    • Consider cutting down on walking when possible
    • Use alternative forms of transportation