In Daehyoung “DH” Lee’s career, he works by the motto, “hold calm and keep tailored.” Lee was just lately employed as an assistant professor to assist construct UMD’s new Developmental Adapted Physical Education minor, which started spring semester.
Developmental Tailored Bodily Training (DAPE) is an inclusive method to enhance well being and well-being for all individuals. It makes bodily exercise extra accessible and attainable by modifying actions to fulfill particular person wants, enabling individuals with disabilities to expertise high quality bodily training.
Lee explains that each one bodily actions could be made inclusive for individuals with particular wants. Nobody needs to be excluded due to their psychological, bodily, or monetary talents.
There’s a instructor scarcity within the space of Developmental Tailored Bodily Training, which is federally mandated in public faculties for all college students with disabilities. UMD is at the moment the one campus within the College of Minnesota system that gives the DAPE licensure.
To achieve success on this discipline, lecturers should be artistic, caring, affected person, and have a ardour for serving to others. College students within the new minor program will discover ways to empower individuals with disabilities and modify bodily actions to advertise their well being and well-being all through their lifespans. This consists of educating basic motor expertise; bodily and leisure actions; aquatic expertise; and aggressive adaptive sports activities.
With the assistance of UMD colleagues and college students, Lee created a video demonstration of enjoyable adaptive icebreaker video games as an instance DAPE in motion for the Minnesota Developmental Tailored Bodily Training statewide digital convention final September.
From Seoul, South Korea, to Duluth, Minnesota
Born and raised in Seoul, South Korea, Lee has had in depth discipline expertise in a large number of nations. After spending time as a Taekwondo martial artist in Seoul, he went to varsity to review athletic teaching. Though Lee loved this discipline, his experiences serving to a sister-in-law with a incapacity sparked his curiosity in pursuing a profession the place he might assist individuals with disabilities.
Following acceptance right into a grasp’s program in tailored bodily exercise in Belgium, Lee was in a position to decide on one other European college as part of his scholarship program. He selected a faculty within the Czech Republic and labored intently with individuals who have disabilities, even collaborating within the regional Particular Olympics program.