Health, Physical Activity, and Recreation in Individuals with Visual Impairments, Deafblindness, or Visual Impairment with Additional Disabilities
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2024 | Viewed by 3293
Interests: adapted physical education; inclusion; visual impairment; motor development; physical activity
Interests: balance and postural control in special populations such as older adults and children with visual impairment; motor development assessments
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We are pleased to announce the Special Issue on Health, Physical Activity, and Recreation in Individuals with Visual Impairments, Deafblindness, or Visual Impairment with Additional Disabilities.
Individuals with visual impairments or deafblindness are a low-incidence population. Until recently research on this population has been limited. Health challenges are common due to limited opportunities, overprotection, lack of knowledge of the individual, a dearth of training for the teachers and parents, fear of injuries, and limited equipment. Although there is an emergent and limited evidence base that includes descriptive, qualitative, intervention, and quasi-experimental research designs, much more research is needed in this area. Ideally, additional research is necessary to improve health and fitness indices in individuals and with visual impairment and deafblindness across the lifespan. Lastly, individuals with visual impairment with additional disabilities have been non-existent in the research literature to date. This population is more common than individuals with only a visual impairment or only deafblindness. This is a very important topic that needs to be addressed related to health, physical activity, and recreation. Papers addressing these topics are invited for this Special Issue. Here, are some examples, though authors are not limited to these choices:
- Experimental or intervention research examining benefits to the health and fitness indices of individuals with visual impairment, deafblindness, and additional disabilities;
- Assessment of the current status of health, fitness, motor skills, or recreation of individuals with visual impairment, deafblindness, and additional disabilities;
- Longitudinal, cross-sectional, descriptive, and qualitative inquiries are all encouraged for submission.
Prof. Dr. Lauren Lieberman
Prof. Dr. Pamela Beach
Manuscript Submission Information
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
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- motor skills
- physical education
- health education
- outdoor adventure
- health-related fitness
- multiple disabilities, deafblind