Question

Recreation and leisure pursuits are important for all individuals with disabilities. However, it is extremely important in children and young adults. Why?

Answer

Access to recreation and leisure pursuits are important for all individuals with disabilities, but especially for children and young adults to enhance their psychological and physical well-being. It is important for children and young adults to have access to leisure activities so that they can develop age appropriate relationships and interact with other children and young adults.

(Winkler and Deming. (2004) “Life Care Planning for the Child With A Spinal Cord Injury.” In S. Riddick- Grisham (Ed.) Pediatric Life Care Planning and Case Management (pp.375-420). Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.)

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