Introduction to Recreation Services for People With Disabilities, 4th ed. - Print
A Person-Centered Approach
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Introduction to Recreation Services for People With Disabilities continues to reflect a broad-based explanation of the role of practitioners in the interrelated fields of therapeutic recreation, inclusive recreation, and special recreation.
This fourth edition represents a major revision, including the most current research and thinking about the interdisciplinary fields of recreation and disability studies.
This book is an introductory text for all students in parks and recreation/leisure studies departments.
Every student, whether intending to work in a provincial park or a state hospital, a community recreation center or a community mental health center, a public school or a cruise ship, needs a basic level of knowledge about people with disabilities.
The central theme of this book is that people with disabilities are people who have the same needs and wants as anyone else and deserve the right to be at the center of their services.
Each person with a disability is a person first, not a disability. Recreation services must be centered around the person who is being served.
That is, whether receiving treatment-oriented recreation therapy, goal-oriented special recreation, or activity-oriented inclusive recreation, the person and not the professional or even the activity must be at the center of service delivery.
It is our hope that you will begin to see people with disabilities as people as you learn about recreation and therapeutic recreation services.
If you emerge from this book (or your class) with this person-centered knowledge, then you will have learned a lot about how to provide recreation services to people with disabilities.
Whether or not you happen to be a person with a disability, our more earnest hope is that you will emerge with a commitment to ensure that people with disabilities are treated as people who are at the center of their programs and services.
This means that you will become an advocate, maybe even a zealot, on behalf of people with disabilities.
You will encourage friends and colleagues to use people-first and respectful language.
You will refrain from jokes that perpetuate stereotypes.
You will be part of a new breed of recreation and therapeutic recreation professionals who celebrate differences and strive to provide person-centered and responsive services.
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