Toward an Interdisciplinary Model for Movement Rehabilitation of Physically Disabled Children

in Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly
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This article gives an overview of the author’s research into the integration of movement oriented aspects of rehabilitation activities used with physically disabled children: physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, physical education, swimming instruction, movement activities in daily life, and recreational sport. The investigation was carried out in an observation and rehabilitation center in The Netherlands. The research comprised three parts: (a) a situational analysis, (b) the development of a model for starting points and aims of movement rehabilitation, and (c) the development of an intervention model for movement rehabilitation. The design, methods, and results of the research are reported.

Request reprints from Dr. Adri Vermeer, Free University, Faculty of Human Movement Sciences, Dept. of Educational Sciences, Van der Boechorststraat 9, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

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