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Introduction to Recreation Services for People with Disabilities Paperback – April, 2010

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  • Paperback: 476 pages
  • Publisher: Sagamore Publishing LLC; 3rd edition (April 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1571675744
  • ISBN-13: 978-1571675743
  • Product Dimensions: 10.2 x 1.1 x 7.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #940,989 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This is the third edition and introduction to students in recreation, parks and leisure studies by Charles Bullock, dean of the College of Applied Sciences and Arts from San Jose University, Michael Mahon, the president of the University of Lethbridge and Charles Killingsworth, professor in the Department of Health, Human Performance and Recreation at Pittsburg State University.

In 17 chapters the authors have managed to make a comprehensive book about people with disabilities, the history of disability, discrimination, barriers and solution for recreational services for this population. There are special chapters for people with intellectual disability, physical disability, visual impairment, hearing loss and mental illness.

The book ends with a framework for action and include an appendix with the Americans with disabilities act checklist for readily achievable barrier removal and an example of a disabilities awareness event.

This book should be a must for every student in recreational therapy and practice.

Professor Joav Merrick, MD, MMedSci, DMSc
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Office of the Medical Director, Health Services, Division for Mental Retardation, Ministry of Social Affairs, Jerusalem and Kentucky Children's Hospital, Department of Pediatrics, University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Lexington, Kentucky, United States. E-mail:
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