Posts Tagged 'research'

Person-Centered vs. Disability-Centered

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A professional that I highly respect recently used the phrase ‘dysfunction’ to describe my walking issues.  When I hear terms like ‘dysfunction’, I start to think in boxes:

Disability Centered—Focuses on deficits and labels Person-Centered—Focuses on capabilities and strengths

A Disability-Centered perspective and approach categorizes and classifies based upon deficits.    A Person-Centered perspective and approach promotes the strengths and capabilities of an individual.  Language can be the conduit between a Person-Centered perspective and a Disability-Centered perspective.

Posted by Kerry Aug 07, 2013 Posted in Disability 5 Comments

Researcher’s Guilt

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I have always had a pretty high level of sensitivity for other people’s feelings. This would be a nice way of saying I’m a

Posted by Susan Silverman Aug 02, 2013 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

Easy as Pie: Nutrition 101

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I have hesitated to write this post for a while because when people find out my major they usually exclaim, “Tell me what to eat!”  Please keep in mind that I do know a fair amount about nutrition, however

Posted by Demi Eckhoff Jul 30, 2013 Posted in Disability, Obesity 2 Comments

Burnout for People with Disabilities in Athletics

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Burnout is a subject that has been widely researched in the Health, Sports, and Fitness disciplines. Recent studies show links between burnout and musculoskeletal diseases including chronic neck and back pain and osteoarthritis for women and cardiovascular disease in men.[i]

Posted by Kerry Jun 24, 2013 Posted in Disability 2 Comments

Beyond Disability Awareness Toward a Trend of Disability Competency

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I read an article recently that appeared on Disability Scoop that highlighted a story about a family that was turned away from their fitness facility because the professionals did not know how to accommodate the needs of a person with a disability.  My first reaction was one of frustration and empathy for the individual and family.  I also have been turned away from facilities and have been told politely but firmly, “I am sorry but ‘we’ do not serve someone with your specialized needs.”

Posted by Kerry Jun 04, 2013 Posted in Disability No Comments

Poor Cardiovascular Health and Depression: The Deadly Cycle

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A recent study on risk factors for cardiovascular disease has uncovered one heck of a “chicken or egg” conundrum.

Posted by Katie BrindAmour Apr 11, 2013 Posted in Disability No Comments

Principles of Effective Teaching

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I recently read a book entitled, The Art and Science of Teaching: A Comprehensive Framework for Effective Instruction, by Robert J. MarzanoThe book defines effective teaching as “a dynamic mixture of expertise and a vast array of instructional strategies that combine with an understanding of an individual and their needs at a particular point in time.”[i]  

Posted by Kerry Apr 02, 2013 Posted in Disability No Comments

The Importance of Physical Literacy for People with Disabilities

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The concept of Physical Literacy has been presented and referenced in research literature for over a decade, but I was not familiar with it until recently.  Physical Literacy is defined as, “the degree to which an individual demonstrates competency in a range of movement forms.” [i]

Posted by Kerry Mar 28, 2013 Posted in Disability No Comments

5 Effective Exercises For People With Limited Mobility

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People with limited mobility could get agitated and lethargic from sitting in a wheelchair for prolonged periods of time.

Posted by Chris Miller Mar 27, 2013 Posted in Disability No Comments

Perceptions, Expectations, and Achievement

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I came across a book called “Everybody Belongs: Changing Negative Attitudes toward Classmates with Disabilities.” by: Arthur Shapiro. The book was written over a decade ago and yet the themes from the book apply easily in 2013.   Mr. Shapiro’s book offers in-depth perspectives and strategies about how to change negative attitudes and biases about disabilities.

Posted by Kerry Mar 26, 2013 Posted in Disability No Comments