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Andrew Hammond, Ruth Jeanes, Dawn Penney and Deana Leahy

) modifications to the sport. Coaches divided disability types in to a binary—“physical” and “cognitive.” Moreover, it was evident that coaches conflated sensory impairments with intellectual impairments to denote how from their perspective, these impairments influenced the swimmer at the “cognitive” level but

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Kirstin Hallmann, Anita Zehrer, Sheranne Fairley and Lea Rossi

The Special Olympics is a recognized sport movement for persons with intellectual impairments. This movement provides services that include participation in a health program, a family program, the scientific academy, and volunteering ( Special Olympics Germany, 2017a ). National Summer and Winter

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Michael Gay and Semyon Slobounov

. , Hart , E. , … Pilegaard , H. ( 2009 ). Evidence for a release of brain-derived neurotrophic factor from the brain during exercise . Experimental Physiology, 94 ( 10 ), 1062 – 1069 . PubMed doi:10.1113/expphysiol.2009.048512 10.1113/expphysiol.2009.048512 Ruesch , J. ( 1945 ). Intellectual