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BENNASAR-GARCIA, Miguel Israel; DUQUE FERNANDEZ, Leonor Mariana  and  MARTINEZ NADAL, Haifa Ariana. Educational Practices of Physical Educators for Students With Special Educational Needs During the Pandemic. MHSalud [online]. 2023, vol.20, n.1, pp.140-157. ISSN 1659-097X.

The article analyzes the situation of students with special educational needs (SEN) who have limited their physical activities (PA) due to confinement; this situation that forces teachers to design new educational practices adapted to virtuality.


To analyze the educational practices of physical education (PE) for primary school students with SEN during the pandemic in the Dominican Republic.


A qualitative, exploratory, cross-sectional, qualitative approach was used by means of a survey, using nonprobabilistic sampling and content analysis with semantic networks. The study consisted of 45 teachers who provided information on their academic teacher training, student enrollment, methodologies, strategies used, and resources of the teaching process.


The results reflect the teachers' interest in their professional activity, as opposed to the lack of support from specialists in the classroom and low knowledge of teaching, methodologies, and strategies used in virtuality for PE aimed at students with SEN. On the other hand, most teachers did not use educational facilities for physical activities; technology was used with assistance guided by families and adults at home, especially with group physical activities in families.


Academic activities were carried out from home and have been affected by the lack of suitable conditions for academic space and the lack of technological resources. Teacher training in the area of PE for students with SEN should be promoted.

Keywords : Physical education; physical activity; people with disabilities; educational deficiencies; educational practices.

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