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Sport, Coaching and Intellectual Disability

Hassan, David, McConkey, Roy and Dowling, Sandra, eds. (2013) Sport, Coaching and Intellectual Disability. 232 pp. Routledge. ISBN 978-0415735773 [Book (edited)]

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Abstract

There are more opportunities than ever before for young people to participate in disability sport and adapted physical education. For example, there are more than 3.7 million athletes worldwide aligned to the Special Olympics organisation, with national associations active in more than 200 countries worldwide. Despite this rapid growth, all too often coaches and teachers lack adequate knowledge of the particular challenges faced by people with intellectual and learning disabilities. The principle aim of this book is to improve the understanding and professional skills of coaches, teachers, practitioners and researchers, to promote awareness of successful programmes addressing the needs of the ID/LD community, and to challenge the prevailing myths and stereotypes surrounding their abilities.

Item Type:Book (edited)
Keywords:Sport, Coaching and Intellectual Disability
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Sport
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Research Institutes and Groups:Sport and Exercise Sciences Research Institute > Centre for Sport in Society
Sport and Exercise Sciences Research Institute
ID Code:26876
Deposited By: Professor David Hassan
Deposited On:09 Sep 2013 08:37
Last Modified:09 Sep 2013 08:37

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