Disability Sport

ISBN-10: 0736046380
ISBN-13: 9780736046381
Edition: 2nd 2005 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $60.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
Publication date: 2/23/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 408
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

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 ondisability sport in its historical context;organizations, competitions, and sport opportunities for athletes with disabilities;international perspectives; andcoaching 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.

Overview of Sport and Individuals with Disabilities
Introduction
Sport in Society
Athletes With Disabilities
Defining Terminology
In the Context of Sport
Concluding Comments
Historical Context of Disability and Sport
Historical Treatment of Persons With Disabilities
Historical Perspectives of Physical Activity and Sport
Concluding Comments
History of Disability Sport
International Disability Sport
United States Disability Sport
Historical Perspectives on Research
Trends and Milestones in Disability Sport
Concluding Comments
Structure and Organizations for Disability Sport
International Structure for Disability Sport
International Disability Sport Organizations
United States Structure of Disability Sport
United States Disability Sport Organizations
Concluding Comments
Competitions and Sport Opportunities for Athletes With Disabilities
Paralympic Games
Deaflympics
Special Olympics International
Additional International Games for Athletes With Disabilities
National Disability Sport Opportunities
Intercollegiate and Interscholastic Athletic Programs
Concluding Comments
Sport and Disability: A World View
Terminology
International Perspectives: Late 20th Century
European Charter for Sport for All
European Perspectives
Canadian Perspectives
Perspectives From Oceania
Perspectives From Asia
Perspectives From the African Continent
Perspectives From the Middle East
Concluding Comments
Sport and Sport Performance
Sports for Athletes With Disabilities
Major Competitions for Disability Sport: The Paralympic Games, Special Olympics, and the Deaflympics
Creating Equal Playing Fields Within Disability Sport
The Sporting Events
Concluding Comments
Coaching and Training Athletes With Disabilities
Research and Coaching
The Research Foundation for Disability Sport
Summary of Selected Research Findings
General Principles of Coaching Athletes With Disabilities
Selected Disabilities and Specific Strategies
Concluding Comments
Sports Medicine and Athletic Training for Athletes With Disabilities
Sports Medicine
Sports Medicine and Disability Sport
Injuries, Incidence, Care, Prevention
Treatment Considerations
Training
Exercise Considerations
Concluding Comments
Sport Equipment
Equipment Enhances Function
Personal Equipment
Activity-Specific Equipment
Environmental Technologies
Making Sport Technology "Fit"
Resources for Finding the Right Equipment
Making Equipment Adaptations
Concluding Comments
Event Management
Managing the Sport Event
Initial Planning
Structure and Organization
Committees and Functions
Event Management Focal Points for Individuals With Disabilities
Media and Athletes With Disabilities
Planning for International Sport Events
Concluding Comments
The Changing Landscape of Disability Sport
Challenges and Controversies in Disability Sport
Inclusion and Integration
Classification
Ethics Issues
Doping in Disability Sport
Media Representation
Youth Sport Development
Marketing Disability Sport
Concluding Comments
Female Athletes With Disabilities in Sport
Historical Perspectives
Female Athletes in the Olympic Games
Female Athletes in Marathons
Equity Issues
Concluding Comments
The Future of Disability Sport
Trends
Inclusion
Images of Disability Sport
Sport, Society, and Disability
Concluding Comments
Chronology and Significant Milestones of Disability Sport
List of Abbreviations
Outdoor Recreation Activities for Individuals With Disabilities
Selected International Disability Sport Organizations
Selected U.S. and Canadian Disability Sport Organizations
Paralympic Committees by Region
Periodical and Journal Resources
Bibliography
Index
About the authors

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