The most complete health-related fitness testing programme available for youngsters with physical and mental disabilities
Disability and self-confidence are explored in a study on the body image of athletes in the Special Olympics from the Journal of Clinical Sport Psychology.
For people with disabilities, be it mental or physical, winter sports mayprovide major enrichment to their daily lives, be it as a leisure activity or in competition.
Using inexpensive materials, teachers can construct a wealth of creative physical education equipment that is both useful and easily adapted to students’ individual needs
The programme aims to make the fitness industry more inclusive by catering for the needs of disabled and non-disabled people
Many disabled children fail to reach their full potential because they continue to be marginalised in schools, health and social care, according to new research funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). “We found that disabled children often experience discrimination, exclusion and even violence,” say Professor Dan Goodley and Dr Katherine Runswick-Cole, who implemented the study at the Manchester Metropolitan University. “The biggest barriers they meet are the attitudes of other people and widespread forms of institutional discrimination.”
Physical Activities for Young People With Severe Disabilities will help you provide high-quality physical education for students with cerebral palsy, spina bifida and other orthopedic impairments that inhibit their ability to function physically.
Those involved in the care and development of individuals with disabilities, have both the opportunity and challenge to provide movement experiences that fit within the scope of each person’s abilities. Physical Activities In the Wheelchair and Out helps create physical activity options that encourage success by honouring the capabilities of each person under care. By suggesting ways that many familiar skills, games and activities might be performed, Physical Activities In the Wheelchair and Out offers opportunities for those with mobility challenges and disabilities to participate on their own terms. Price: £15.99 I €19.20 Find out more