Palaestra

This magazine focuses on sports, physical education and recreation for individuals with disabilities. It features articles on the activities of various disability sports organizations and all aspects of human anatomy, kinesiology, psychology and sociology that can be applied to training, skill technique and physical education.

Articles from Vol. 6, No. 4, Fall

Acknowledging the Sweet Tooth
Acknowledging the Sweet Tooth It is no secret that sports and sweet cravings go hand in hand, and that a sweet tooth commonly hides in even the most nutrition conscious among us. Vitamin M (M&Ms) and Vitamin C-3 (Chocolate Chip Cookies) are indeed...
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A New Racing Wheelchair Front Wheel Mounting Mechanism
A New Racing Wheelchair Front Wheel Mounting Mechanism Recently, three-wheel racing wheelchairs have become popular. Several different three wheeler designs currently exist. (Sunderlein, 1989). Most manufacturers of wheelers use a straddle-type...
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Applications of Sport Psychology for the Athlete with Cerebral Palsy
Applications of Sport Psychology for the Athlete with Cerebral Palsy What the educator, coach, or sport psychologist continually must confront is a negative stereotype based upon false assumption about psychosocial factors that underlie feelings and...
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Guidelines for a Community-Based Physical Fitness Program for Adults with Physical Disabilities
Guidelines for a Community-Based Physical Fitness Program for Adults with Physical Disabilities Exercise is a cornerstone in the rehabilitation of adults with physical disabilities; yet, many persons fail to engage in regular physical activity, outside...
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Kraemer's Kids': Physical Education for Students with Physical Disabilities
KRAEMER'S KIDS It is 10 a.m. at 7735 Greenland Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio, home of Roselawn-Condon School. In a second grade classroom, Bobby Jones types out words of his spelling lesson, while in another corner of the room, Linda, though unable to...
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Leonardo Cross
Leonardo Cross Background: After 12 years in the profession of sports and recreation for individuals with disabilities, it is both frustrating and encouraging to realize that in many respects we have just scratched the surface. The recent series...
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Reorganization of USOC
Reorganization of USOC The implementation of a reorganized United States Olympic Committee was begun at the February 1990 meeting of the USOC House of Delegates. Changes were based, in part, on recommendations contained in the Olympic Overview Commission...
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Response to Maximal Exercise in Male Paraplegics
Response to Maximal Exercise in Male Paraplegics Introduction It has been reported that many individuals in wheelchairs engage in sedentary life styles which may be a contributing factor to early loss in fitness levels. Daily wheelchair activities...
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Rural Adapted Physical Education: An Inservice Training Approach
RURAL ADAPTED PHYSICAL EDUCATION: AN INSERVICE TRAINING APPROACH The past fifteen years have witnessed emergence of adapted physical education as a fundamental education service for disabled children. Enactment of federal and state legislation, federally...
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Self-Actualization of Wheelchair Athletes
Self-Actualization of Wheelchair Athletes Introduction Characteristics of good athletes are similar to those posited in the self-actualization theory. Self-actualization theory has evolved over the past 25 years as a viable approach to helping...
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Strategic Positioning in the Disabled Sports Community: A Perspective from the New Kids on the Block
Strategic Positioning in the Disabled Sports Community In February 1989, the Dwarf Athletic Association of America (DAAA) became the eighth Group E member of the U.S. Olympic Committee. For our organization, incorporated in 1986, to become a National...
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The Americans with Disability Act of 1989: Is Emancipation at Hand?
The Americans With Disability Act of 1989: Is Emancipation at Hand? People with disabilities have maintained for years that major obstacles they confron are not a consequence of their disabilities, but arise from number, degree, and complexity of...
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Winter Park - Jackson Village ... the Two World Championships ... Alpine and Nordic Skiing
Winter Park - Jackson Village . . . The Two World Championships . . . Alpine and Nordic Skiing Tristan Mouric, a 30-year-old French racer, was skiing the downhill course fast enough to win. He approched the Exit Bump in a tuck position going approximately...
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