Disability Sport

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Human Kinetics, 2005 - Sports & Recreation - 395 pages
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Disability Sport, Second Edition,provides a comprehensive and practical look at the past, present, and future of disability sport. Topics covered are inclusive of youth through adult participation with in-depth coverage of the essential issues involving athletes with disabilities. This new edition has updated references and new chapter-opening outlines that assist with individual study and class discussions.

The book contains an up-to-date and comprehensive synthesis of information on

-disability sport in its historical context;

-organizations, competitions, and sport opportunities for athletes with disabilities;

-international perspectives; and

-coaching and training of athletes with disabilities, including sports medicine issues, activity modifications, equipment uses, and event management for both adults and children.

In addition, the book addresses current challenges and controversies in disability sport (e.g., inclusion and integration, classification, ethics issues, doping, and equity issues) and looks into the future of disability sport. It includes minibiographies of standouts in disability sport from around the world.

Students and professionals can use Disability Sport, Second Edition,as a springboard to further research; as an up-to-date reference; and as a tool in working with, or preparing to work with, athletes with disabilities.

 

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The only comment I want to make is that, under the judo heading, it says the Deaflympics don't offer this sport. This may have been true at the time the book was actually written but judo is now a full competition sport in the Deaflympics.

Contents

Introduction
3
Sport in Society
4
Athletes With Disabilities
5
Defining Terminology
7
In the Context of Sport
9
Concluding Comments
18
Historical Context of Disability and Sport
21
Historical Treatment of Persons With Disabilities
22
Sports Medicine and Disability Sport
183
Injuries Incidence Care Prevention
184
Treatment Considerations
185
Training
192
Exercise Considerations
196
Concluding Comments
200
Sport Equipment
201
Equipment Enhances Function
202

Historical Perspectives of Physical Activity and Sport
29
Concluding Comments
35
History of Disability Sport
37
United States Disability Sport
45
Historical Perspectives on Research
55
Trends and Milestones in Disability Sport
57
Concluding Comments
59
Structure and Organizations for Disability Sport
61
International Disability Sport Organizations
64
United States Structure of Disability Sport
77
United States Disability Sport Organizations
79
Concluding Comments
88
Competitions and Sport Opportunities for Athletes With Disabilities
89
Paralympic Games
90
Deaflympics
97
Special Olympics International
99
Additional International Games for Athletes With Disabilities
101
National Disability Sport Opportunities
106
Intercollegiate and Interscholastic Athletic Programs
110
Concluding Comments
112
Sport and Disability A World View
113
Terminology
114
Late 20th Century
115
European Charter for Sport for All
116
European Perspectives
118
Canadian Perspectives
123
Perspectives From Oceania
124
Perspectives From Asia
127
Perspectives From the African Continent
130
Perspectives From the Middle East
131
Concluding Comments
132
Sport and Sport Performance
133
Sports for Athletes With Disabilities
135
The Paralympic Games Special Olympics and the Deaflympics
136
Creating Equal Playing Fields Within Disability Sport
142
The Sporting Events
144
Concluding Comments
159
Coaching and Training Athletes With Disabilities
161
Research and Coaching
162
The Research Foundation for Disability Sport
163
Summary of Selected Research Findings
164
General Principles of Coaching Athletes With Disabilities
171
Selected Disabilities and Specific Strategies
175
Concluding Comments
180
Sports Medicine and Athletic Training for Athletes With Disabilities
181
Sports Medicine
182
Personal Equipment
204
ActivitySpecific Equipment
205
Environmental Technologies
207
Making Sport Technology Fit
208
Resources for Finding the Right Equipment
212
Making Equipment Adaptations
214
Concluding Comments
218
Event Management
219
Managing the Sport Event
220
Structure and Organization
223
Committees and Functions
224
Event Management Focal Points for Individuals With Disabilities
227
Media and Athletes With Disabilities
233
Concluding Comments
237
The Changing Landscape of Disability Sport
239
Challenges and Controversies in Disability Sport
241
Inclusion and Integration
242
Classification
246
Ethics Issues
249
Doping in Disability Sport
250
Media Representation
252
Youth Sport Development
253
Marketing Disability Sport
255
Female Athletes With Disabilities in Sport
257
Historical Perspectives
259
Female Athletes in the Olympic Games
262
Female Athletes in Marathons
263
Equity Issues
264
Concluding Comments
266
The Future of Disability Sport
269
Trends
270
Inclusion
271
Sport Society and Disability
273
Concluding Comments
275
Chronology and Significant Milestones of Disability Sport
277
List of Abbreviations
289
Outdoor Recreation Activities for Individuals With Disabilities
293
Selected International Disability Sport Organizations
305
Selected US and Canadian Disability Sport Organizations
311
Paralympic Commitees by Region
331
Periodical and Journal Resources
349
bibliography
353
index
387
about the authors
395
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About the author (2005)

Karen P. DePauw, PhD, is vice provost for graduate studies and dean of the graduate school at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia. She has been involved with disability sport since 1981 and was on the original USOC Committee on Sports for the Disabled, on which she served for 12 years. She also served on the USOC Task Force on Disability and was a member of the Organizing Committee for the 1996 Paralympic Congress in Atlanta, Georgia.

Dr. DePauw has served as president of the International Federation on Adapted Physical Activity (IFAPA). She is a member of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD); American College of Sports Medicine; National Association for Physical Education in Higher Education (NAPEHE); National Consortium on Physical Education and Recreation for Handicapped (NCPERH); and North American Federation for Adapted Physical Activity. She also serves on the editorial board of Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly. Dr. DePauw enjoys playing golf, cycling, and traveling in her spare time.

Susan J. Gavron, PED, is associate professor emeritus at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio. She has had a lifelong involvement with people and disabilities in a variety of program formats, including teaching, camping, and sport.
Dr. Gavron has been involved in research of elite athletes with disabilities at the national and international levels. She participated in the research advisory group for the USOC Committee on Sports for the Disabled. She also has extensive programming experience in physical education and leisure for individuals with disabilities. She has received numerous awards for her work and service to the state of Ohio. Recently retired, Dr. Gavron is a firefighter and first responder and enjoys photography, fishing, and reading in her leisure time.

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