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'The Embodiment of disabled children and young people’s voices about participating in recreational activities': Shared perspectives

Pickering, Dawn 2017. 'The Embodiment of disabled children and young people’s voices about participating in recreational activities': Shared perspectives. In: Runswick-Cole, Katherine, Liddiard, Kirsty and Curran, Tillie eds. The Palgrave Handbook of Disabled Children’s Childhood Studies, Vol. 1. Palgrave Macmillan UK, pp. 101-123. (10.1057/978-1-137-54446-9)

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Abstract

Key points • This chapter will describe two research projects carried out with disabled children and young people in the United Kingdom (UK) about what it means to the emotional wellbeing of disabled children and young people to join in meaningful recreational activities. • It begins with the links between health, recreation and childhood regarding disabled children. • The perspectives and stories by disabled children and young people presented illustrate the agency and fun enjoyed in recreation as well as relationships with others that includes issues of inclusion. • Recreation is different to therapy and treatments in terms of functional goals, but this chapter suggests that some important goals of therapy and health can be met by recreation and importantly, the objectives of fun are added. • Policy implications include the case for equality of opportunity for disabled children to play and participate in all activities, and to voice their experiences and ideas for future recreational activities. • This chapter shows that a simple cost saving objective for NHS and Social Services needs caution as holistic care and participation requires investment if it is to be successful and have any real impact for disabled children.

Item Type: Book Section
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Healthcare Sciences
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
ISBN: 9781137544452
Funders: Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Charitable Trust
Last Modified: 27 Jul 2019 22:47
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/106468

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