Date of Award
Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT)
Participating in physical activity, including sports programs, has been found to have many positive health benefits both physically and mentally (Moss, Lim, K, Prunty, & Norris, 2020). The purpose of creating adaptive sports programs within schools is to promote engagement in physical activity and achieve the many benefits that sports programs have to offer. Children with and without physical disabilities should have equal access to these benefits for appropriate development. Enabling individuals with physical disabilities to participate in sports can assist in improving their overall quality of life and begin building skills that will benefit them in adulthood.
Kasberger, Bethany and Loken, Kaylee, "Creating an Adaptive In-School Sports Program to Increase Occupational Engagement and Performance in Children with Physical Disabilities: A Resource Manual for Occupational Therapists" (2021). Occupational Therapy Capstones. 474.