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Jian Xu, Poram Choi, Robert W. Motl and Stamatis Agiovlasitis

ID have low levels of physical functioning ( Oppewal, Hilgenkamp, van Wijck, Schoufour, & Evenhuis, 2014 ). Physical fitness levels are also very low, and balance and gait problems have been found in this group of people ( Enkelaar, Smulders, van Schrojenstein Lantman-de Valk, Geurts, & Weerdesteyn

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James H. Rimmer

During the last 15 years a growing number of persons with mental retardation (MR) have been relocated from large congregate facilities to residences in the community. With this trend comes the realization that exercise specialists employed in community based fitness centers will have to address the needs of a growing number of adults with MR who are beginning to access these facilities. Since adults with MR present themselves as a unique group in terms of their cognitive and physical function, this paper will address specific exercise guidelines that must be considered when developing cardiovascular fitness programs for this population.

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Kelly P. Arbour-Nicitopoulos, Celina Shirazipour and Krystn Orr

physical activity interventions (both lifestyle physical activity and exercise) for improving physical functioning, psychological well-being, and/or physical activity participation in persons with disabilities. One of the strengths highlighted in this line of research is its diverse use of intervention

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Melissa Bittner

/severe disabilities and students with limited mobility (e.g., Motor Activity Training Program, [ Special Olympics International, 1989 ], CTAPE and LaMAP Assessment Supplement [ Louisiana Department of Education, 2015 ]). In Chapter 7, the authors progress to discussing the topic of physical function (e

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Joseph Peters, Ian Rice and Tyson Bull

’s functional level, ranging from Class 1.0 (minimum physical function) to Class 4.5 (maximum physical function), where higher class players tend to be more active close to the rim compared with lower class players who score more frequently from the perimeter ( Doi, Mutsuzaki, Tachibana, Wadano, & Iwai, 2018

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Byron Lai, Eunbi Lee, Mayumi Wagatsuma, Georgia Frey, Heidi Stanish, Taeyou Jung and James H. Rimmer

samples that cross various disability groups. Instead of recruiting individuals with a specific disability type (i.e., condition), studies can reach a larger group of individuals by including people with disabilities based upon some more global measure or criteria, such as physical function. In fact, some

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Mohsen Shafizadeh, Nicola Theis and Keith Davids

disabilities to participate in this sport as a medium to enhance the ability to transport the body and increase their physical function and capacities through running different distances. The study has some limitations that must be acknowledged. First, RaceRunning is a new sport, and few athletes currently

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Sarpreet Kahlon, Kiah Brubacher-Cressman, Erica Caron, Keren Ramonov, Ruth Taubman, Katherine Berg, F. Virginia Wright and Alicia J. Hilderley

-fit intervention choices by allowing the trainer to select activities that will target improvements in physical function and also each child’s interests. Themes of “Teach me how” and “Made for me” highlighted program elements that can be adopted to increase competence, linking to both the SDT and physical literacy

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Leah S. Goudy, Brandon Rhett Rigby, Lisa Silliman-French and Kevin A. Becker

.R. , & Grandjean , P.W. ( 2016 ). The efficacy of equine-assisted activities and therapies on improving physical function . Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 22 , 9 – 24 . PubMed ID: 26654868 doi:10.1089/acm.2015.0171 10.1089/acm.2015.0171 Rigby , B.R. , Papadakis , Z. , Bane , A