Project Title

How Recreation Based Activities Benefit People with Limb-Differences

Presenter Hometown

Chesterfield, MO

Major

Theraputic Recreation

Department

Recreation and Park Administration

Degree

Undergraduate

Mentor

Michelle Davis Gerken

Mentor Department

Recreation and Park Administration

Abstract

Everyone has one or several activities or hobbies that they enjoy performing. The question may be asked, why let a simple road block stop achievement of those activities and hobbies? Recreational activities benefit everyone, but especially those with a limb-difference. Recreational activities not only help with rehabilitation, but also helps physically, psychologically, and emotionally. Children with a limb-difference are looked down upon and are thought of as though they cannot do what everyone else can when in reality they can. They should be active and outside; off the bench and out in the playing field doing what they really enjoy. The researcher will conduct a qualitative study on how recreational activities benefit people with limb-differences and the factors influencing recreation involvement. Over the past 20 years there has been a tremendous increase in the opportunities for people with limb-differences to participate in recreational activities. The researcher found there has been scholarly articles with supporting facts and real life experiences from people supporting the need for recreation for individuals with limb differences.

Presentation format

Poster

Poster Number

104

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How Recreation Based Activities Benefit People with Limb-Differences

Everyone has one or several activities or hobbies that they enjoy performing. The question may be asked, why let a simple road block stop achievement of those activities and hobbies? Recreational activities benefit everyone, but especially those with a limb-difference. Recreational activities not only help with rehabilitation, but also helps physically, psychologically, and emotionally. Children with a limb-difference are looked down upon and are thought of as though they cannot do what everyone else can when in reality they can. They should be active and outside; off the bench and out in the playing field doing what they really enjoy. The researcher will conduct a qualitative study on how recreational activities benefit people with limb-differences and the factors influencing recreation involvement. Over the past 20 years there has been a tremendous increase in the opportunities for people with limb-differences to participate in recreational activities. The researcher found there has been scholarly articles with supporting facts and real life experiences from people supporting the need for recreation for individuals with limb differences.