Date of Award
Administrative and Instructional Leadership
Anthony J. Annunziato
This research used a convenience sampling of five classes of special education students receiving adaptive physical education. Nineteen of the special education students were paired with peer mentors during adaptive physical education, nineteen special education students remained in a segregated adaptive physical education class. Through the analysis of statistical data there was a higher mean for the students in the peer mentor adaptive physical education. Although both groups made growth, there was a statistical significance on the post test for the students in the peer mentor adaptive physical education. Additionally, qualitative interviews and observational data yielded data indicating students’ social skills improved when working with peer mentors.
Lukas, Jessica A., "THE IMPACT OF PEER MENTORS IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION ON STUDENTS WITH SEVERE COGNITIVE DISABILITIES" (2020). Theses and Dissertations. 88.