Movement magic: how sports can help empower kids with intellectual disabilities.

Ng, Alvin Lai Oon * (2024) Movement magic: how sports can help empower kids with intellectual disabilities. Star Media Group Berhad, The Star.

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Having a child with intellectual disability (ID) is, more often than not, viewed negatively. It comes with a sense of dread, hopelessness and even helplessness. The narrative that having a child with ID is pitiful and to some people, disastrous, is often the single psychological barrier that prevents the child and his or her family from living a more fulfilling life. While it is undeniable that life becomes more difficult when a child is diagnosed with ID, living under the cloud of pity doesn’t help. What is important is to understand that there are many things parents can do to facilitate their child’s development into a healthy and valuable member of the community. Such efforts should also be carried out together, in collaboration with professionals, industries and the community.

Item Type: Other
Uncontrolled Keywords: sports; kids with intellectual disabilities; child with intellectual disability (ID); child with ID; adaptive behaviour skills; Special Olympics; fitness; special education.
Subjects: R Medicine > RJ Pediatrics
R Medicine > RJ Pediatrics > RJ101 Child Health. Child health services
Divisions: Sunway University > School of Medical and Life Sciences [formerly School of Healthcare and Medical Sciences until 2020] > Dept. Psychology
Depositing User: Ms Yong Yee Chan
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Date Deposited: 07 Jan 2024 23:32
Last Modified: 07 Jan 2024 23:35

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