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Sports for Children with Disabilities eCourse

 

Registration Opens: November 29, 2022

Registration Closes: February 6, 2023

Course Opens: December 6, 2022 (self-paced)

Course Closes: February 10, 2023 (no extensions allowed)

Course Cost: $75 AACPDM Members / $100 Non-Members


Course Summary:

“Sports for Children with Disabilities, an AACPDM e-course”, will prepare you to work with children and young people who wish to participate in sport, from entry-level recreational participation, to elite competition. This e-course will use the SPORTS participation framework for children with disability to explore the barriers and facilitators to sports participation for children and young people with different support needs and provide the information needed for health professionals to feel confident supporting sports participation at each stage. Current, high-quality research will be presented alongside real-world case studies to support your practical professional development, and enhance your confidence supporting meaningful sports participation for children and young people with disability throughout their lifetime.


Learning Objectives:

To understand:

  1. The frameworks which underpin sports participation across the lifespan, including the ICF, Physical Literacy and the SPORTS Participation Framework
  2. The relationship between participation in sport and movement impairments
  3. The role of health and sports professionals in supporting children with disabilities with a low-high support needs to participate in sport at any level
  4. The barriers to sports participation for people with disabilities with different support needs across their lifetime
  5. The role of assessment in identifying barriers to sports participation and measuring outcomes at all levels of the ICF and across all domains of Physical Literacy
  6. The evidence for sports-focussed intervention for children with disabilities, including how to adapt programs for the specific needs of your community


Presenters:

Georgina Clutterbuck, BPhty

Dr Georgina Clutterbuck is a physiotherapist, researcher and educator who is passionate about supporting children with disabilities to participate in life-long sport and physical recreation. She has worked clinically in government, not-for-profit and private practice, and is a lecturer in Physiotherapy at the school of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Queensland, Australia, where she leads the international Sports Stars research group and is co-lead of the Children’s Motor Control Research Collaboration.


Ricardo Rodrigues Sousa Junior, PT

Ricardo is a Ph.D. candidate with a Bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy (2011) and Master of Sciences degree in Rehabilitation Sciences (2019) from Universidade Federal de Minas, Gerais (UFMG). Ricardo is an experienced physical therapist with expertise in pediatric rehabilitation of children and adolescents with neurological conditions and is investigating the translation of the Sports Stars intervention into a Brazilian context for children and adolescents with Cerebral Palsy. 


Sean Tweedy, Associate Professor

Associate Professor Sean Tweedy leads the Para sport and Adapted Physical Activity Research group in the School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences at the University of Queensland, Australia. He is Principal Investigator for the International Paralympic Committee's (IPC) Classification Research and Development Centre (Physical Impairments) and sits on the Classification Compliance and Oversight Committee for the IPC and has 30 years of experience at the international level in Para sport as a researcher and practitioner.  


Iain Dutia, BSc(Hons), PhD

Dr Iain Dutia is a Lecturer in Physiotherapy at the School of Allied Health at the Australian Catholic University, and research officer at The University of Queensland.  He co-ordinates the ParaSTART program: a training and research program for people with complex disabilities participating in Para sport. Iain is a member of the World Para Swimming high support needs working group. He is a Para athletics medical classifier, and sits on classification advisory panels for both Athletics Australia and Paralympics Australia.  


Hercules Ribeiro Leite, PhD

Dr. Hércules Ribeiro Leite is a Professor in Pediatric Physical Therapy disciplines, and Researcher in the Postgraduate Program in Rehabilitation Science at Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG) in Brazil. He coordinates Sports Stars Brazil: a community service and research sports focused program aiming to promote leisure physical activities in children and adolescents with cerebral palsy and autism spectrum disorders. Hércules is interested on Childhood disability, family-centred service, sports and leisure participation promotion and knowledge translation.


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Registration Opens: November 29, 2022

Registration Closes: February 6, 2023

Course Opens: December 6, 2022 (self-paced)

Course Closes: February 10, 2023 (no extensions allowed)


Course Summary:

“Sports for Children with Disabilities, an AACPDM e-course”, will prepare you to work with children and young people who wish to participate in sport, from entry-level recreational participation, to elite competition. This e-course will use the SPORTS participation framework for children with disability to explore the barriers and facilitators to sports participation for children and young people with different support needs and provide the information needed for health professionals to feel confident supporting sports participation at each stage. Current, high-quality research will be presented alongside real-world case studies to support your practical professional development, and enhance your confidence supporting meaningful sports participation for children and young people with disability throughout their lifetime.


Learning Objectives:

To understand:

  1. The frameworks which underpin sports participation across the lifespan, including the ICF, Physical Literacy and the SPORTS Participation Framework
  2. The relationship between participation in sport and movement impairments
  3. The role of health and sports professionals in supporting children with disabilities with a low-high support needs to participate in sport at any level
  4. The barriers to sports participation for people with disabilities with different support needs across their lifetime
  5. The role of assessment in identifying barriers to sports participation and measuring outcomes at all levels of the ICF and across all domains of Physical Literacy
  6. The evidence for sports-focussed intervention for children with disabilities, including how to adapt programs for the specific needs of your community

Presenters:

Georgina Clutterbuck, BPhty, Ricardo Rodrigues Sousa Junior, PT, Sean Tweedy, Associate Professor, Iain Dutia, BSc(Hons), PhD, Hércules Ribeiro Leite, PhD

Registration Opens: November 29, 2022

Registration Closes: February 6, 2023

Course Opens: December 6, 2022 (self-paced)

Course Closes: February 10, 2023 (no extensions allowed)


Course Summary:

“Sports for Children with Disabilities, an AACPDM e-course”, will prepare you to work with children and young people who wish to participate in sport, from entry-level recreational participation, to elite competition. This e-course will use the SPORTS participation framework for children with disability to explore the barriers and facilitators to sports participation for children and young people with different support needs and provide the information needed for health professionals to feel confident supporting sports participation at each stage. Current, high-quality research will be presented alongside real-world case studies to support your practical professional development, and enhance your confidence supporting meaningful sports participation for children and young people with disability throughout their lifetime.


Learning Objectives:

To understand:

  1. The frameworks which underpin sports participation across the lifespan, including the ICF, Physical Literacy and the SPORTS Participation Framework
  2. The relationship between participation in sport and movement impairments
  3. The role of health and sports professionals in supporting children with disabilities with a low-high support needs to participate in sport at any level
  4. The barriers to sports participation for people with disabilities with different support needs across their lifetime
  5. The role of assessment in identifying barriers to sports participation and measuring outcomes at all levels of the ICF and across all domains of Physical Literacy
  6. The evidence for sports-focussed intervention for children with disabilities, including how to adapt programs for the specific needs of your community

Presenters:

Georgina Clutterbuck, BPhty, Ricardo Rodrigues Sousa Junior, PT, Sean Tweedy, Associate Professor, Iain Dutia, BSc(Hons), PhD, Hércules Ribeiro Leite, PhD