The purpose of this exploratory study was to inquire about the childhood and adolescent social and recreational experiences of adult males having congenital orthopedic disabilities, those having acquired orthopedic disabilities, and those who were able-bodied. An interview method using a prepared questionnaire was employed to collect data from 173 men, of whom 53 had congenital disabilities, 60 had acquired disabilities, and 60 were able-bodied. They ranged in age from 20 to 40 years. The analyses, using the chi-square statistic at p = .001, revealed that men with congenital disabilities differed from each of the other two groups with respect to memories of childhood social and recreational opportunities. They recalled having had more or about the same number of childhood opportunities to play with friends, be involved in active games and in outdoor activities, and play at friends’ homes. Subjects with congenital disabilities, in contrast to the others, also recalled as adolescents having had more or about the same number of opportunities to participate in active games and go to friends’ homes.
David M. Buchner and Paul H. Gobster
The purpose of this paper is to discuss the shared interest of the public health and parks and recreation sectors in promoting active visits to parks. At the institutional level, both sectors have missions to promote physical activity and view parks as key components in attaining physical activity goals. While some balancing among park goals may be necessary to avoid overuse and resource degradation, active visits more often complement park sustainability goals by reducing automobile and other motorized use impacts. The public health and parks and recreation sectors have each developed ecologic models to understand the determinants and outcomes of park-related physical activity. Transdisciplinary integration of these modeling efforts can lead to a better understanding of how active visits fit within the context of the overall recreational experience and the full range of benefits that parks provide. We conclude by identifying strategies for improving collaboration between the public health and parks and recreation sectors.
with Cerebral Palsy Gail M. Dummer * Martha E. Ewing Rochelle V. Habeck Sara R. Overton 10 1987 4 4 278 292 10.1123/apaq.4.4.278 Early Play and Recreation Experiences of Persons with Physical Disabilities: An Exploration Dean A. Zoerink * 10 1987 4 4 293 304 10.1123/apaq.4.4.293 Kinematic
conclusions presented in this article may be of interest to Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly readers, as they offer additional insights on ways to provide more meaningful physical activity and recreation experiences for individuals who are deaf–blind. Lieberman, L.J., Kirk, T.N., & Haegele, J.A. (2018
ZáNean McClain, Daniel W. Tindall, and E. Andrew Pitchford
this article may be of interest to Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly readers as it offers additional insight on ways to provide more meaningful physical activity and recreation experiences for individuals who are deafblind. Lieberman, L.J., Kirk, T.N., & Haegele, J.A. (2018). Physical education and
Leisha Strachan, Tara-Leigh McHugh, and Courtney Mason
. Participants in this study spoke of building relationships with others as well as building a connection to the land and culture. This finding is consistent with a recent meta-study that examined the sport and recreation experiences of Indigenous youth in Canada (e.g., McHugh et al., 2018 ), which described
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to be a terrific player” ( Van Oteghen, 2010 , p. 1). It is interesting to examine Don’s early recreation experiences with informal, youth-led games, as the notion of organized, adult-sponsored youth sport leagues were just beginning to form in this time period. For example, during Don’s youth, the
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outdoor recreation experience on families that have a child with a disability . Therapeutic Recreation Journal, 37 ( 1 ), 38 – 57 . Scholl , K.G. , Smith , J.G. , & Davison , A. ( 2005 ). Agency readiness to provide inclusive recreation and after-school services for children with disabilities