Leisure Participation

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This article is a descriptive review because it is focused on the leisure and social participation in children diagnosed with Down syndrome. The purpose of this study was to describe leisure participation for school-aged children with Down syndrome and to investigate how factors, classified by the World Health Organization’s International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health, influence their leisure participation (Oates, Bebbington, Bourke, Girdler, & Leonard, 2011, p. 1881). Leisure participation was determined by categorizing it as participation in friendships, friendship interactions per week, and participation in sports and hobbies (Oates, Bebbington, Bourke, Girdler, & Leonard, 2011, p. 1882). This study will be beneficial …show more content…
If I was going to give an article to a parent for an evidenced based example of why I chose to do certain treatment plans, I would need to pick a more recent article. The data may even be similar to the results from when it was researched before, but this ensures that the parents do not come back and say, “Well that may have been a good idea back then but what about now.” The newer the research article is, the better the reliability and validity will be if the research and feedback is done efficiently. My question was, how does Down’s syndrome impact a child’s play and leisure time? The article I chose not only gives results found on how many children with down syndrome actually participate in leisure, but it also covers how not participating leisure and play, specifically with other children, will impact their health and well-being. I find this article to be very relevant to my own question because of how well it is covered in the research done. It …show more content…
At the end of the article it does offer recommendations to parents saying, “occupational therapists, teachers, disability service coordinators, and families of children with Down syndrome may improve participation in leisure for school-aged children with Down syndrome by addressing the ICF, person, and environmental factors identified in this study (Oates, Bebbington, Bourke, Girdler, & Leonard, 2011, p. 1888).” A summary of the results were given stating that the participation in leisure activities were restricted in many of the cases used for the research that was done (Oates, Bebbington, Bourke, Girdler, & Leonard, 2011, p.

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