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ERIC Number: EJ879597
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Feb
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
ISSN: ISSN-1553-9318
Barriers to Participation of Children with Disabilities in Youth Sports
Moran, Thomas E.; Block, Martin E.
TEACHING Exceptional Children Plus, v6 n3 Article 5 Feb 2010
Youth sports were created as opportunities for children to play, be active, and begin learning how to become better or more successful at a given sport. Unfortunately for many children with disabilities they may not get the same opportunities that are available to other children. There are a number of barriers that may inhibit children with significant disabilities from either participating in the youth sport programming all together or have a strong impact their level of successful participation. This article both identifies key barriers as well as provides strategies to eliminate or minimize the impact of the given barrier. This problem-solution approach is meant to help to focus our attention on the root of the problem and begin using some practical strategies that will help better serve and provide opportunities for children with disabilities to help them "get into the game".
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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