FMS Active Start and FUNdamentals for Children with a Physical Disability
FMS IA: Active Start and FUNdamentals for Children with a Physical Disability resource is designed for teachers and coaches of youth who have a physical disability (congenital or acquired disability) and who are in the Active Start and FUNdamentals Stages of the Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD) program.
This resource includes theory, tips and activities to assist in teaching motor skills with specific adaptations for children with mobility aids, mobility limitations, visual impairments, hearing impairments, and in wheelchairs. All the skills taught in this resource address the three major skill categories within the LTAD Model: stability skills, object manipulation skills, and locomotor skills.
This resource is a user-friendly, multi-sensory teaching tool that provides:
- a description and characteristics of the mature movement patterns for the 12 fundamental motor skills;
- general inclusion tips to help the teacher/coach allow for maximum participation and development of the student;
- a variety of specific adaptations for each of the motor skills based on a student's needs;
- a number of activities that utilize the motor skills and allow for modification based on needs.