Introduction to Recreation Services for People With Disabilities, 4th ed.
Introduction to Recreation Services for People With Disabilities reflects a broad-based explanation of the role of practitioners in the interrelated fields of therapeutic recreation, inclusive recreation, and special recreation.
This book, based on the authors’ personal learnings and beliefs, supported by research, explores the philosophical, conceptual, historical, and political underpinnings of recreation and persons with disabilities. It provides general and specific information about people with disabilities. Further, it discusses the recreation service delivery system and issues and trends related to service delivery.
The authors have worked at the higher education level and have extensive experience working with people with disabilities. This book is intended to be an introductory text for students in parks and recreation departments and leisure studies departments.
Section I: Introduction to Disability Issues
Chapter 1: Who Are People With Disabilities?
Chapter 2: History of Treatment of People with Disabilities
Chapter 3: Conceptual Cornerstones of Service Delivery
Chapter 4: Legislation Related to People With Disabilities and Recreation
Chapter 5: Discrimination, Barriers, and Accessibility
Chapter 6: Special Recreation, Inclusive Recreation, and Therapeutic Recreation Programs for People With Disabilities: An Overview
Section II: Disabling Conditions
Chapter 7: Cross Disability Topics
Chapter 8: People With Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Chapter 9: People With Physical Disabilities
Chapter 10: People With Visual Impairments
Chapter 11: People With Hearing Loss
Chapter 12: People With Mental Illness
Section III: Delivery of Services
Chapter 13: Inclusive Recreation
Chapter 14: Therapeutic Recreation: The Profession of Therapeutic Recreation, the Practice of Recreational Therapy
Chapter 15: Leisure Education
Chapter 16: Sport and People With Disabilities
Chapter 17: How Do I Stay Current?
Appendix A: The Americans With Disability Accessibility Guidelines Checklist for Readily Achievable Barrier Removal