Sports and recreation for children and youth with developmental disabilities
Kuhl, M. W., Sherman, M. D., Majerley, A., Westerhof, L., Cheatom, O., Hawkey, K. R., & Borden, L. M. (2014). Sports and recreation for children and youth with developmental disabilities. Report submitted to the U.S. Department of Defense.
Abstract Created by REACH:
Participation in inclusive sports and recreation programming is a promising approach for improving outcomes for youth with developmental disabilities. This review overviews common barriers faced by participants and their families, and identifies thirteen key components of successful inclusive sports and recreation programs. Best practices for adapting the physical and institutional environment as well as instructional styles and program activities to meet the needs of youth with developmental disabilities are described.
Branch of Service:
Child of a service member or veteran
Preschool age (2 -5 yrs)
School age (6 - 12 yrs)
Adolescence (13 - 17 yrs)
Review of Literature
Borden, Lynne M., Cheatom, Octavia, Hawkey, Kyle R., Kuhl, Michelle Wittcoff, Majerle, Amy, Sherman, Michelle D., Westerhof, Lara
The Military REACH Team
Department of Family Social Science, The University of Minnesota, LMB
The University of Minnesota
REACH Publication Type:
Developed in collaboration with the Department of Defense's Office of Family Policy, the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture under Award No. 2009-48667-05833.