Research Impact: The benefits of physical activity (PA) are widespread for all children, including those with disabilities. However, despite these benefits children with disabilities continue to be restricted in their participation, have lower levels of fitness, and have higher levels of obesity when compared to their nondisabled peers. Much of this is due to a lack of programmes and untrained staff who cannot effectively modify or adapt activities for these individuals. Given the importance of PA opportunities for all, the purpose of this study was to identify the PA achievements of children with disabilities as they participated in an out-of-school PA programme. This is the first study of its kind, from an Irish perspective.
Tindall, D., Carson, B., Tannehill, D., & Moody, B. (2020). Physical activity achievements of Irish children with disabilities during an adapted physical activity programme, Irish Educational Studies, DOI: 10.1080/03323315.2020.1730217 (IF: 0.60; Q3: SCImago Journal Rank)