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Disability Sport-2nd Edition

Disability Sport-2nd Edition

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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.


    Textbook for upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses in adapted physical education, sport management, and recreation and coaching education programs. Reference for PETE/APE/therapeutic recreation instructors and practitioners and for athletes with disabilities.

    Table of Contents

    Part I. Overview of Sport and Individuals with Disabilities

    Chapter 1. Introduction
    Sport in Society
    Athletes With Disabilities
    Defining Terminology
    In the Context of Sport
    Concluding Comments

    Chapter 2. Historical Context of Disability and Sport
    Historical Treatment of Persons With Disabilities
    Historical Perspectives of Physical Activity and Sport
    Concluding Comments

    Chapter 3. History of Disability Sport
    International Disability Sport
    United States Disability Sport
    Historical Perspectives on Research
    Trends and Milestones in Disability Sport
    Concluding Comments

    Chapter 4. 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

    Chapter 5. Competitions and Sport Opportunities for Athletes With Disabilities
    Paralympic Games
    Special Olympics International
    Additional International Games for Athletes With Disabilities
    National Disability Sport Opportunities
    Intercollegiate and Interscholastic Athletic Programs
    Concluding Comments

    Chapter 6.Sport and Disability: A World View
    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

    Part I. Sport and Sport Performance

    Chapter 7.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

    Chapter 8. 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

    Chapter 9. Sports Medicine and Athletic Training for Athletes With Disabilities
    Sports Medicine
    Sports Medicine and Disability Sport
    Injuries, Incidence, Care, Prevention
    Treatment Considerations
    Exercise Considerations
    Concluding Comments

    Chapter 10. 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

    Chapter 11. 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

    Part III. The Changing Landscape of Disability Sport

    Chapter 12. Challenges and Controversies in Disability Sport
    Inclusion and Integration
    Ethics Issues
    Doping in Disability Sport
    Media Representation
    Youth Sport Development
    Marketing Disability Sport
    Concluding Comments

    Chapter 13. Female Athletes With Disabilities in Sport
    Historical Perspectives
    Female Athletes in the Olympic Games
    Female Athletes in Marathons
    Equity Issues
    Concluding Comments

    Chapter 14. The Future of Disability Sport
    Images of Disability Sport
    Sport, Society, and Disability
    Concluding Comments

    Appendix A. Chronology and Significant Milestones of Disability Sport
    Appendix B. List of Abbreviations
    Appendix C. Outdoor Recreation Activities for Individuals With Disabilities
    Appendix D. Selected International Disability Sport Organizations
    Appendix E. Selected U.S. and Canadian Disability Sport Organizations
    Appendix F. Paralympic Committees by Region
    Appendix G. Periodical and Journal Resources
    About the authors

    About the Author

    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.