Introduction to Recreation Services for People With by Charles C. Bullock, Michael J. Mahon

By Charles C. Bullock, Michael J. Mahon

This best-selling introductory publication is meant for all scholars in parks, sport, and rest reports, despite speciality, because it presents a necessary simple point of data approximately individuals with disabilities. universal topics are provided via the authors in a fashion that enables readers to strengthen their very own own view of healing sport, and retains the focal point of provider at the shopper.

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Already clear is that the very definition of the term disability varies depending on who asks the questions and what information is sought. As such, the statistics on the size of the population of individuals with disabilities depend on various program statistics serving selected eligible people, on information collected in surveys addressing broad social issues, or on interpretations of data designed to achieve particular programmatic purposes (Rehab Brief 1993). " It is important to realize that estimates vary given the specific use for the data.

A person who works in an institution for people who are mentally ill can often be heard describing her job with the phrase:" I work at Dorothea Dix State Hospital with the mentally ill. "Although unintentional, such usage is dehumanizing and places more emphasis on disability than on personhood. Once such phrases become commonplace in our language, they can lead to our conscious or unconscious stereotypical attitudes that all people with disabilities are the same. Nothing could be further from the truth.

Impairment is any loss or abnormality of psychological, physiological, or anatomical structure or function that may result from disease, accident, genetic disorder, or other environmental agent(s); 2. Disabilityis any restriction or lack of ability to perform an activity in the manner or range considered normal for a human being; and 3. Handicapis a disadvantage for a given individual that limits or prevents the fulfillment of a role that is normal (depending on age, sex, and social and cultural factors) for that individual.

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