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Leisure Activities, Modifying the Environment and Children with Disabilities

It can be a challenge at times to encourage children with physical disabilities to participate in leisure activities.  The Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy published a small study to determine the effectiveness of environment-based interventions on participation of  6 adolescents with physical disabilities.  A 12-week intervention occurred with a focus on removing environmental barriers and coaching parents. […]


Participation of Youth with Spina Bifada

Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research published a study on the participation of community activities for youth with spina bifada. Sixty three children with spina bifada, ages 2-5, 6-12 and 13-18, completed a participation survey (along with caregivers if necessary). The results indicated that the “older youth participated less in recreational, physical and skill based activities”. […]