ERIC Number: ED369202
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Having Fun: What's In and What's Not. Project REC.
Moon, M. Sherril; And Others
As part of a larger project which attempted to integrate students with severe disabilities into regular recreational and leisure activities, this study used a peer interest survey to identify popular recreation activities (and thus appropriate possibilities for the target population) across a variety of age groups. The survey was completed by 619 youth (ages 3 through 22) in regular education and recreation settings. The survey covered: what the respondent does for fun during free time; individual activities; activities with friends and families; sports; toys; number of people involved in a fun activity; transportation to an activity; music; membership in organized groups; and willingness to include a person with a disability. Findings are detailed in tables. Discussion of findings notes the wide variety of activities available to young people, small group size for most activities, transportation as a problem for all youth and families, relatively low interest in playing music, and relatively high interest in participating in sports. Most youth were receptive to including youth with disabilities in their recreational activities. (Contains 10 references.) (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Children's Hospital, Boston, MA. Training and Research Inst. for People with Disabilities.
Note: For related documents, see EC 302 930-932.