Adaptive Sport Participation: A Winning Formula for Parents and Their Children

Authors

  • Matt Martin Central Connecticut State University
  • Tan Leng Goh Central Connecticut State University

Keywords:

Respite, children with disability, stress, coping skills

Abstract

Many parents who have a child with a disability have higher levels of stress and experience challenges coping with the responsibilities of raising a child with a disability. The purpose of the study was to qualitatively explore the impact of sport participation by children on parental stress and coping skills. Through focus group interviews with 13 parents who had a child with disability, the participants felt a sense of social support through connecting with other parents while their child participated in the sport classes. The sport classes provided developmentally appropriate activities, which promotes self-empowerment and independency within the children.

Published

2022-06-01

Issue

Section

Feature Articles