Possibilities and barriers for children and youth with disabilities participating in sports

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Participating in leisure activities can pose unique challenges for individuals with disabilities. In this video, Sofie Morley Schulze explores the various possibilities and barriers that children and youth with disabilities encounter when they aspire to engage in parasports and recreational activities.

Sofie introduces a framework that sheds light on how individuals, their families, and the surrounding environment can either promote or hinder participation, offering insights into the factors influencing when and why participation takes place.

Both the physical environment and the pedagogical support systems play important roles in enabling participation. To help minimize barriers in both the physical and educational contexts, In the video, Sofie provides recommendations for creating an inclusive and supportive environment.


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Sofie Morley Schulze

Research assistant at the University of Southern Denmark.


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