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Promoting Physical Activity and Fitness Supporting Individuals with Childhood-Onset Disabilities

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2023-04-24
  • Publisher: Mac Keith Press

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Individuals with childhood-onset physical and developmental disabilities often have special needs around exercise and physical activity. However, most books on this topic are written for exercise science experts who may not always be the frontline service provider. This book provides clear and evidence-based information on how to evaluate, train, and foster physical activity and fitness in individuals with childhood-onset disabilities safely across the lifespan. It is written for frontline service providers, such as clinicians and other rehabilitation professionals, as well as individuals with childhood-onset physical and developmental disabilities and their families. The authors thereby respond to specific needs and enable multiple parties to lead more physically active lives. Themes include physical fitness and activity assessment and training, safe engagement, measurement of activity levels and progress, and responses to pain. It includes disorder-specific chapters that apply the general principles of physical activity training to specific diagnoses including autism and juvenile arthritis.

Table of Contents

Introduction: An Orientation to the Book and How to Use It 1

Désirée B Maltais and Reidun B Jahnsen


2 Principles of Health-Related Physical Fitness Assessment and Training 7

Tim Takken, Olaf Verschuren, and Erik H Hulzebos


3 Safety Considerations 27

Haakon Dalen and Reidun B Jahnsen


4 Principles of Measuring Physical Activity 39

Carol Maher and Dot Dumuid


5 How to Promote a Physically Active Lifestyle Across the Lifespan 57

Ine Wigernaes, Berit Gjessing, Anne Ottestad, and Kjersti Syvertsen


6 Cerebral Palsy 75

Désirée B Maltais, Reidun B Jahnsen, and Maria Terese Engdahl-Høgåsen


7 Developmental Coordination Disorder 99

Sara King-Dowling, Jeffrey D Graham, and John Cairney


8 Spina Bifida and Childhood Acquired Spinal Cord Injury 115

Ana-Marie Rojas and Shubhra Mukherjee


9 Childhood-Onset Neuromuscular Conditions 145

Craig Campbell and Katy de Valle


10 Intellectual Disability 163

Anne-Stine Dolva, Roald Undlien, Kaja Giltvedt, and Andreas T Sandfossen


11 Autism Spectrum Disorder 181

Ine Wigernaes and Ellen K Munkhaugen


12 Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis 199

Kristine Risum

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