• Hehir part 4 p 158-202
• Stephen, Page & Wayda, 2001
• Pizzo & Bruce, 2010
Stephen, Page & Wayada, 2001
Modifying Sports Psychology Services
Which of the following is true of cerebral palsy?
Answer (p. 2):
1. It is a neuromuscular condition
2. It can affect vision, hearing and speech
3. It can be accompanied by ADHD, intellectual disabilities and learning disabilities
4. All of the above
How does classification in sports for athletes with disabilities work, as opposed to classification in sports for athletes without disabilities?
Answer (p. 3-4)
For athletes with disabilities, they are classified according to: gender, followed by medical and/or level of functioning, level of competition (e.g. local, state, national, international), and type of sport. They may be classified by the medical model (e.g. their disability), or by the functional model (e.g. their ability, regardless of disability).
For athletes without disabilities, they are classified by gender, age and specific criteria according to individual sports rules (e.g. weight for wrestling).
The classification process can be long and complex for athletes with disabilities, while it tends to be more straightforward for athletes without disabilities.
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