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ERIC Number: EJ1076574
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jun
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1744-6295
Actual Leisure Participation of Norwegian Adolescents with Down Syndrome
Dolva, Anne-Stine; Kleiven, Jo; Kollstad, Marit
Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, v18 n2 p159-175 Jun 2014
This article reports the actual participation in leisure activities by a sample of Norwegian adolescents with Down syndrome aged 14. Representing a first generation to grow up in a relatively inclusive context, they live with their families, attend mainstream schools, and are part of common community life. Leisure information was obtained in individual, structured parent interviews, and added to existing longitudinal data from a project following the sample. Generally, the leisure activity may be viewed as varying along a continuum--reaching from formal, organized, and assisted activity participation outside home, to informal, self-organized, and independent participation at home. Formal leisure activities were either organized "for all" or "adapted for disabled." The adolescents' leisure appears as active and social. However, social participation largely involved parents and family, while socializing with other adolescents mainly took place within formal activities adapted for disabled. Clearly, formal and informal activities provide rather different opportunities for social encounters and assistance.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Norway
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