Author: Laura Hunt

Laura Hunt is currently a Master Teacher at Falk Laboratory School. She is the Athletic Director for Middle School sports and teaches K-5 Physical Education. Some initiatives she has taken over the years include, starting various sports teams, developing/creating Family Fun Fitness Nights, creating a large community field day for the entire school with students from K-8 on the various teams together, and creating a one-on-one Push-In Program for struggling PE students K-5.

7 Tips for a Successful PE Experience for a Child with Autism

Every child needs help to become successful in PE but there is one child in particular, in your class, that needs more attention than most children. You have a child with Autism that has trouble with social cues, motor skills and is fixated on trains at the moment. Your job is to try your hardest to give every child a successful experience in PE but what can you do for a child who has Autism and the gym is a very difficult space for them? Here are a few tips I have learned over my career that have helped give successful PE experiences to students with Autism.

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