Inclusive Leisure Services, 4th ed.
Inclusive Leisure Services (4th ed.) discusses the importance of including all people in leisure services, offering an educational model for learning about considerations and strategies to promote inclusive leisure services.
Each chapter with an orientation activity including questions to stimulate reflection on the topic. Then the chapter topic is introduced, followed by a rich discussion including examples from research studies and quotes from inside and outside the leisure field. Each chapter ends with final thoughts and discussion questions. Topics include developing an awareness of ethics, inclusion, barriers, and legislation relevant to inclusive leisure services; providing strategies to promote social, psychological, and physical leisure engagement for everyone; culture (e.g., ethnicity, race, religion, sexual orientation), ability, healthy aging, economic resources, and support; and people, inclusion, and specific disabilities.
This book is based on the author’s own experiences as a person within society and as a leisure service practitioner, his discoveries as a clinician and researcher, his reflections of relevant literature, and his observations of the operative assumptions within the leisure profession.
The author has taught in higher education and also held roles as a researcher and a clinician. He has authored textbooks associated with leisure education, therapeutic recreation facilitation techniques, and inclusive leisure.
Section A: Develop Awareness
Chapter 1: Be Ethical
Chapter 2: Celebrate Inclusive Leisure
Chapter 3: Understand Sociological Barriers
Chapter 4: Consider Psychological and Physical Barriers
Chapter 5: Uphold Human and Civil Rights (with Ben Hickerson)
Chapter 6: Follow the Americans With Disabilities Act
Section B: Promote Social Engagement
Chapter 7: Enhance Our Attitude
Chapter 8: Improve Others’ Attitudes
Chapter 9: Use Sensitive Terms (with Amy Lorek)
Chapter 10: Nurture Positive Contact
Chapter 11: Be an Advocate and Ally for Equity
Section C: Inspire Psychological Engagement
Chapter 12: Encourage Self-Determination
Chapter 13: Provide Leisure Education
Section D: Foster Physical Engagement
Chapter 14: Implement Universal Design
Chapter 15: Make Adaptations
Section E: Consider Perspectives to Facilitate Engagement
Chapter 16: Endorse Culture
Chapter 17: Embrace People’s Abilities
Chapter 18: Sustain Healthy Aging
Chapter 19: Address Economic Resources (with David Scott)
Chapter 20: Support Families
Section F: Learn About People, Inclusion, and Disability
Chapter 21: People, Inclusion, and Physical Limitations
Chapter 22: People, Inclusion, and Cognitive Limitations
Chapter 23: People, Inclusion, and Sensory Limitations
Chapter 24: People, Inclusion, and Assistive Technology