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Taking part in sport and exercise can help us to keep fit, feel well, meet new people, cope with our worries, sleep better and lose weight. Enjoying Sport and Exercise will help people with learning and communication difficulties to choose what activity they would like to do and shows them how to find out what is available to them locally. Most leisure centres have many sports and exercise classes which can be adapted to include people with special needs. Enjoying Sport and Exercise tells the story of three people who want to take up a sport and are supported to do so. Jasmine is a wheelchair user who is delighted to find she can play badminton while her mum takes up tai chi; Charlie, who is overweight, discovers dog walking and cricket; James is a runner and with training fulfills his ambition to run a marathon. The text at the back of the book includes guidelines for carers, service providers and supporters. It also provides information about where to find help and advice, and useful reading and audio materials.
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This book illustrates how three people with learning and other disabilities choose a sport they like.Many of us say "no" or "I can't do it" when invited to take up a sport, but people with learning disabilities especially, may not be aware of how wide a choice is available to them. This book will help them to overcome the barriers created by lack of information.A young woman in a wheelchair plays badminton, a young man takes up training and runs a marathon and another man is shown trying various different forms of exercise.In the "Books Beyond Words" series the story is told through pictures only. The books are for adults with learning disabilities, but are useful for anyone with communication difficulties. Additional information as text, plus guidance on using the books, is also given.About the Author:
Sheila Hollins is Professor of Psychiatry of Learning Disability at St George s, University of London, and has edited and co-authored more than 30 books in this series. Caroline Argent is a learning disability sports consultant with fifteen years experience in community development and sports projects.
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Book Description Rcpsych Publications, 2008. Paperback. Condition: Brand New. 1st edition. 114 pages. 8.11x5.83x0.31 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # zk1904671551