ERIC Number: EJ1173026
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Abstractor: As Provided
Parents' Perspectives on Surf Therapy for Children with Disabilities
Moore, Adam M.; Clapham, Emily D.; Deeney, Theresa A.
International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, v65 n3 p304-317 2018
This qualitative study was designed to understand parents' perceptions of their children's participation in an inclusive surf therapy programme in the United States. Ten parents and one caregiver were interviewed about theirs and their children's experience in the surf programme. Parent discussions centred on the child, parent/caregiver, instructor and challenges of parenting. Results indicate that parents perceive surf therapy to positively impact their child physically, socially and behaviourally. Findings also suggest cost, an inclusive, family-centred approach and opportunities for socialisation with other families were important to parents' satisfaction.
Descriptors: Disabilities, Parent Attitudes, Qualitative Research, Interviews, Caregiver Attitudes, Student Participation, Physical Therapy, Therapeutic Recreation, Barriers, Program Effectiveness, Summer Programs, Aquatic Sports, Children
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