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ERIC Number: EJ1127204
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
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A Theory-Based Physical Education Intervention for Adolescents with Visual Impairments
Haegele, Justin A.; Poretta, David L.
Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, v111 n1 p77-84 Jan-Feb 2017
Regular physical activity participation can have a positive impact on overall health. However, school-aged individuals with visual impairments tend to be less physically active than their peers without disabilities (Haegele & Porretta, 2015). Fortunately, preliminary intervention research suggests that physical activity levels of those with visual impairments can be improved (Haegele & Porretta, 2015). For example, Cervantes and Porretta (2013), using a social cognitive theory-based intervention, examined the effect of an after-school physical activity program on adolescents with visual impairments. Their study offered a nine-lesson program to four students at a residential school over a five-week period. Results indicated that leisure-time physical activity levels were enhanced by the intervention (Cervantes & Porretta, 2013).
Descriptors: Adolescents, Visual Impairments, Physical Education, Intervention, Physical Activity Level, Physical Activities, Social Theories, Residential Schools, Blindness, Disabilities, Exercise, Measurement Equipment, Physical Education Teachers, Questionnaires, Leisure Time, After School Programs, High School Students
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
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