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Modifying rules of a regular girls softball league to facilitate the inclusion of a child with severe disabilities

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"Although many local recreation programs are opening their doors to individuals with disabilities, the vast majority of individuals with more severe disabilities still do not participate in community based recreation programs......The purpose of this study was to determine if it were possible to assist coaches and players in modifying select rules of a girls'..softball league so as to accommodate the skill limitations of a player...Results indicated that the modifications were effective...(and) did not seem to affect her teammates or other teams....Anecdotal reports also found that the player was well received by her teammates and other teams, and that she improved her social and sports skills." Keyword: Social Activities

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Bernabe, Elain Block, Martin
JASH Volume 19 Number 1
Publication Date
1 January 1994
Social Activities
United States

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