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Block, Martin E.; Taliaferro, Andrea; Moran, Tom – Prevention Researcher, 2013
Physical activity and active use of leisure time is important for everyone but particularly important for youth with disabilities. Unfortunately, youth with disabilities often have a difficult time or are even excluded from participating in physical activity due to limited physical and cognitive skills, attitudinal barriers in the community, lack…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Physical Activities, Physical Fitness, Recreation
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Brooks, B. A.; Floyd, F.; Robins, D. L.; Chan, W. Y. – Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 2015
Background: Children with intellectual disability and specific learning disabilities often lack age-appropriate social skills, which disrupts their social functioning. Because of the limited effectiveness of classroom mainstreaming and social skills training for these children, it is important to explore alternative opportunities for social skill…
Descriptors: Extracurricular Activities, Learning Disabilities, Correlation, Interpersonal Relationship
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Einarsdottir, Sigrun Lilja; Gudmundsdottir, Helga Rut – Music Education Research, 2016
The purpose of this study was to investigate what motivates people to sing in choirs as a leisure activity. Subjects were retrieved from members of 10 amateur choirs of various types in Iceland through a paper-based survey. Results indicated that participants gain both personal and social benefits from singing in a choir. Findings revealed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Singing, Leisure Time, Recreational Activities
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Lucas, Matthew D.; Justice, Michael J.; Rosko, Kelly M. – Journal of the American Academy of Special Education Professionals, 2014
The participation of a student with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in recess can often be both challenging and rewarding for the student and teacher. This paper will address common characteristics of children with ADHD and present basic solutions to improve the experience of these children in the recess setting. Initially, the…
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Student Behavior, Student Participation, Recess Breaks
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Andre, Elizabeth K.; Williams, Nathan; Schwartz, Forrest; Bullard, Chris – Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education, and Leadership, 2016
Campus outdoor recreation programs and facilities have faced a number of public attacks questioning their value for students. Climbing walls in particular have become, to some, emblematic of waste and financial excess in higher education. Despite these claims, this literature review uncovers numerous benefits for participants and schools provided…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Recreational Activities, Literature Reviews, Program Effectiveness
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Brunette, Michelle K.; Mady, Callie; Scheffel, Tara-Lynn; Horning, Denyse Lafrance; Cantalini-Williams, Maria – Journal of Comparative and International Higher Education, 2019
Outdoor education and sport sociology researchers have associated participation in outdoor recreation with physical and mental health wellbeing, reduced anxiety, increased social participation, and increased cultural exchange. The outdoor environment can benefit both the recruitment and wellbeing of students, yet international student expectations…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Teaching Methods, Foreign Students, Expectation
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White, Christopher S.; Oswalt, Sara B.; Wyatt, Tammy J.; Peterson, Fred L. – Physical Educator, 2010
Lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) youth may be at a higher risk for depression, suicide, and negative risk-taking (Bontempo & D'Augelli, 2002; DuRant, Krowchuk, & Senal, 1998; Garofalo, Wolf, Kessel, Palfrey, & DuRant, 1998; Hershberger & D'Augelli, 1995; Moon et al., 2000; Rosario, Hunter, & Gwadz, 1997; Rotherum-Borus,…
Descriptors: College Students, Physical Education, Physical Activities, Negative Attitudes
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McIntosh, Phyllis – English Teaching Forum, 2014
This feature article highlights dog breeds that are popular in the United States and explores the health benefits and services that dogs provide to people. The article also discusses dog shows and dogs in popular culture.
Descriptors: Animals, Popular Culture, Therapy, Helping Relationship
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Menear, Kristi Sayers; Davis, Laura – Young Exceptional Children, 2007
Early movement successes for young children are related to performing activities of daily living without assistance or with minimum assistance, recreational opportunities, and overall health wellness, growth, and development. As children are provided with frequent opportunities to participate in everyday fun and engaging physical activities, they…
Descriptors: Socialization, Physical Activities, Young Children, Intervention
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Marchand, Geneviève; Sanford, Paul – Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education, and Leadership, 2017
Although participation in outdoor recreation activities is a right and is essential for the health of individuals and their communities, not all communities have access to outdoor recreation opportunities. Fortunately, many successful outdoor programs at colleges and universities are already in place around the country. These programs have the…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Disadvantaged, Recreational Activities, Focus Groups
Peniston, Lorraine C. – 1998
This book provides specific suggestions for ways to make accommodations and modify leisure activities to enable and encourage the participation of individuals with learning disabilities. The following chapters include: (1) "An Introduction"; (2) "Learning Disabilities," which describes types of learning disabilities, guidelines…
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Adults, Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Athletics
Lieberman, Lauren – DB-LINK, 1995
This brief guide presents principles and suggestions to help individuals who are deaf-blind enjoy and benefit from participation in recreational activities. Principles consider the need to: (1) start with the individual and determine what he/she is interested in, focusing on the selection of safe, age-appropriate activities; (2) research the…
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Adults, Children, Deaf Blind
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Martin, Hannah; Farrell, Antomia; Gray, James; Clark, Teresa B. – Physical Educator, 2018
Time spent in the outdoors has been proven to benefit individuals of all ages mentally and physically. For example, exposure to nature reduces stress levels, induces relaxation, and provides Vitamin D. Prior research has linked free play outdoors to helping elementary children focus better in the classroom, reducing symptoms of attention deficit…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Young Children, Student Attitudes, Recess Breaks
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Jessup, Glenda M.; Cornell, Elaine; Bundy, Anita C. – Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 2010
Because leisure activities are often viewed as optional, their value to people with disabilities may not be recognized. This study explored the benefits of leisure activities for eight young people who are blind. These activities provided them with supportive relationships, a desirable identity, experiences of power and control, and experiences of…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Leisure Time, Youth, Interpersonal Relationship
Gray, James R. – 1973
A study was made in northeastern New Mexico, centering in Colfax County, to determine potential economic benefits from specific developments at the recreation sites in the area. The emphasis of the study was on the demand for recreational facilities. Supply aspects were considered only in terms of available facilities. The first step was to…
Descriptors: Facility Expansion, Facility Inventory, Facility Utilization Research, Parks
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