Introduction to Recreation Services for People With Disabilities, 4th ed. - eBook

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ISBN/ISSN: 978-1-57167-808-9

Author(s): Charles C. Bullock, Michael J. Mahon

Copyright year: 2017

Edition: 4th

Other Formats: Print

pages: 379

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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

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