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PALAESTRA : Adapted Sport, Physical Education, and Recreational Therapy
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ISSN (Print) 8756-5811 - ISSN (Online) 2372-1391
Published by Sagamore Publishing LLC Homepage  [7 journals]
  • Editor's Corner–Attacks on Academic Freedom

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      Authors: Martin Block
      PubDate: 2022-06-01
      Issue No: Vol. 36, No. 2 (2022)
       
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  • “I Think She’s Found Her Groove”: Evaluating A Young Girl’s
           Involvement in an Inclusive Physical Activity Program

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      Authors: Nicole Lyumes, Pamela Bryden, Paula Fletcher
      Abstract: Physical activity (PA) has shown promise in addressing social, behavioural, and motor concerns in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). In this paper, the experience of a seven-year-old girl (“Sophie”) with ASD and other psychological disorders was examined as she participated in a 10-week PA program. Her motor and social skills were evaluated before and after the program via the Movement Assessment Battery for Children and the Social Responsiveness Scale. PA and social interactions were analyzed based on video recordings, interviews, and focus groups. Sophie demonstrated some improvements in her motor and social skills after the PA program, in addition to gaining PA and social interactions. Sophie also gained self-confidence as she was supported by the instructor and volunteer, and acceptance as she was included in an environment with other children of varying ages and abilities. Sophie’s progress exemplifies the far-reaching effects of PA when offered in an accepting environment with adequate support.
      PubDate: 2022-06-01
      Issue No: Vol. 36, No. 2 (2022)
       
  • NCPEID FEATURE ARTICLE–The National Consortium for Physical Education
           for Individuals with Disabilities: Strengths and Concerns

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      Authors: Melissa Bittner, Amanda Young, Scott McNamara, Ben Miedema, Tiffany Bowers
      Abstract: The mission of the National Consortium for Physical Education for Individuals with Disabilities (NCPEID) is to promote, stimulate, and encourage legislative mandates, professional preparation, advocacy, and research in physical activity, physical education, and recreation for individuals with disabilities (www.ncpeid. org). NCPEID has significant historical, current, and future impact on shaping the direction of physical education and physical activity for individuals with disabilities. It was founded in 1975 with the vision of quality personnel preparation, research/demonstration, and service related to adapted physical activity. A 29-question online NCPEID Membership Survey was designed to focus on NCPEID members’ beliefs, subjective norms, and intentions toward their membership within NCPEID, as well as their attendance of the annual NCPEID conference. There were 69 participants that completed the survey. Descriptive stats were analyzed, and results indicated the main reasons to engage in NCPEID membership included the Adapted Physical Education National Standards exam, subscription to the academic journal Palaestra, access to resources, and advocacy. Important improvement and consideration recommendations for NCPEID included updating resources, expanding virtual conference opportunities, and establishing a mentorship program. To continue to shape the direction of physical activity for individuals with disabilities, NCPEID should consider these recommendations to best benefit the membership and profession.
      PubDate: 2022-06-01
      Issue No: Vol. 36, No. 2 (2022)
       
  • The Impact of Participation in Multiple Surf Therapy Events for Children
           with Unique Needs

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      Authors: Lise Poissant, Karina Cristea
      Abstract: A growing number of organizations use surf as a form of therapy for children with disabilities. This study explored the effects, using an occupational perspective, of multiple periodical surf therapy events on children with unique needs. Semi-structured interviews were conducted in person after each surf therapy event. Ten parents of children who attended a minimum of three or more events in 2018 participated. The majority were parents of a child with an autism spectrum disorder (n= 7). Parents reported positive impacts on the child’s affect and on occupations. However additional research is required to assess long-term benefits of surf therapy for this clientele.
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  • Adaptive Sport Participation: A Winning Formula for Parents and Their
           Children

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      Authors: Matt Martin, Tan Leng Goh
      Abstract: Many parents who have a child with a disability have higher levels of stress and experience challenges coping with the responsibilities of raising a child with a disability. The purpose of the study was to qualitatively explore the impact of sport participation by children on parental stress and coping skills. Through focus group interviews with 13 parents who had a child with disability, the participants felt a sense of social support through connecting with other parents while their child participated in the sport classes. The sport classes provided developmentally appropriate activities, which promotes self-empowerment and independency within the children.
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      Issue No: Vol. 36, No. 2 (2022)
       
  • Adapted Dance and Individuals With Down Syndrome: A Phenomenological
           Approach

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      Authors: Rachel Swinford, Kyra Noerr
      Abstract: Individuals with Down syndrome (DS) often experience lower levels of physical activity (PA) and social participation when compared to peers without DS. The purpose was to examine the lived experience of participating in the dance program and interpret the meaning of the dance program. Dancers participated in a 6-week adapted dance program and were interviewed after the program. This study investigated the lived experience of a 6-week adapted dance program for 20 individuals with Down syndrome (DS) using interpretive phenomenology. Dancer interviews revealed a primary theme of dancers experiencing joy and happiness while dancing. This research helps advocate opportunities for individuals with DS to experience dance as a social, physical, and intellectual activity. Findings can support future PA and sports initiatives for individuals with intellectual disabilities.
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  • A University-Based VA Adaptive Sport Camp: Perceived Program Quality and
           Need Satisfaction Among Military Veterans with Disabilities

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      Authors: Young Suk Oh, Margaret Domka, Skye Arthur-Banning, Barry Garst
      Abstract: Little research has been done on the efficacy of adaptive sport programming for military veterans with disabilities based on the environment in which the programming is implemented. The purpose of this study is to assess the efficacy of a university-based setting for an adaptive soccer camp focusing on playing and coaching adaptive soccer skill development and culminating in grassroots soccer coaching certification. Additionally, this study evaluated program effectiveness in addressing the needs of the camp participants. Results indicate that a university-based setting has several attributes that make it an operative adaptive sport camp setting in meeting the programmatic need satisfaction requirements of the participants.
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  • Evaluation of Wheelchair Sports Coaching Traits and Practices to Promote
           Well-Being

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      Authors: Gabrielle Axtell, Amy Campbell, Julia VanderMolen
      Abstract: The purpose of this study was to establish leading coaching practices for wheelchair sports, examine if wheelchair sports coaches face more challenges than nondisabled sports coaches, and measure the awareness of a player’s mental health while participating in sports. This study surveyed currently practicing wheelchair basketball coaches registered with the National Wheelchair Basketball Association (NWBA). The survey was sent to 250 coaches registered with the NWBA. Of the 250, 16 responded to the survey for a 6% return rate. All participants stated that coaches should be educating their players (n = 16; 100%). The responses for other coaching characteristics are: constructive (n = 14; 87.5%), encouraging (n = 14; 87.5%), supportive (n = 13; 81.3%), compassionate (n = 12; 75%), strong time-management skills (n = 12; 75%), tough (n = 10; 62.5%), criticize players (n = 3; 18.8%). The preliminary findings should help therapeutic recreation professionals and sport practitioners better design and conduct programs with adaptive sports coaches to recognize athletes’ mental health.
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      Issue No: Vol. 36, No. 2 (2022)
       
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