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Research and Research Library

Here you can find a comprehensive list of existing research into cerebral palsy, other neurological conditions and their interplay with sports.

Understanding Cerebral Palsy 

  • Blair, E and Watson, L (2006). Epidemiology of cerebral palsy. Seminars in Fetal and Neonatal Medicine. 11 (2), 117-125 
  • Condie, G A (2017). Understanding Cerebral Palsy. Ayr: CPISRA 
  • Colver, A., Fairhurst, C and Pharoah, P O D (2014). Cerebral palsy. The Lancet. 383(9924), 1240–1249 
  • Colver, A., Rapp, M., Eisemann, N., Ehlinger, V., Thyen, U., Dickinson, H O., … Arnaud, C (2015). Self-reported quality of life of adolescents with cerebral palsy: A cross-sectional and longitudinal analysis. The Lancet. 385(9969), 705–716
  • Barriers for adults with cerebral palsy, All Party Parliamentary Group on Cerebral Palsy

Physiological aspects of Cerebral Palsy 

  • Alriksson-Schmidt, A., Nordmark, E., Czuba, T and Westbom, L (2017). Stability of the Gross Motor Function Classification System in children and adolescents with cerebral palsy: a retrospective cohort registry study. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology. 59(6), 641-646 
  • Amichai, T and Katz-Leurer, M (2014) Heart rate variability in children with cerebral palsy: review of the literature and meta-analysis. NeuroRehabilitation. 35(1), 113-122 
  • Hanna, S E., Rosenbaum, P L., Bartlett, D J., Palisano, R J., Walter, S D., Avery, L and Russell, D J (2008). Stability and decline in gross motor function among children and youth with Cerebral Palsy aged 2 to 21 years.  Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology. 51(4), 295-302 
  • Hurvitz, E A., Green, L B., Hornyak, J E., Khurana, S R and Koch, L G (2008). Body mass index measures in children with cerebral palsy related to gross motor. American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 87(5), 395-403 
  • Klingbeil, H., Baer, H R and Wilson, P E (2004). Aging with a disability. Archives in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 85(3), 68-73 
  • Lavay, B W (2017). Perceptual–Motor Development. In: Winnick, J P and Porretta, D L., eds. Adapted Physical Education and Sport.6th ed. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics, 391-406 
  • Mccormick, A (2017). The Gross Motor Function Classification System: 20 years on. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology. 59(6), 571 
  • Palisano, R., Rosenbaum, P., Bartlett, D and Livingston, M (2007). GMFCS – E & R Gross Motor Function Classification System Expanded and Revised. CanChild Centre for Childhood Disability Research: McMaster University 

Understanding Disability Sports, Recreation, Exercise and Fitness 

  • Brittain, I (2016). The Paralympic Games Explained. 2nd ed. Abington: Routledge 
  • Bullock, C C and Mahon, M J (2017). Introduction to Recreation Services for People with Disabilities: a person-centered approach.4th ed. Urbana, IL: Sagamore Publishing 
  • Dattilo, J (2012). Inclusive Leisure Services. State College, PA: Venture Publishing 
  • Dattilo, J (2015). Leisure and People with Disabilities. In: G J. Walker., D. Scott and M. Stodolska. eds.,Leisure Matters: The State and Future of Leisure Studies. Urbana, IL: Venture Publishing. pp 225-232 
  • Dattilo, J and McKenney, A (2016). Facilitation Techniques in Therapeutic Recreation. 3rd ed. Urbana, IL: Venture Publishing, In 
  • Darcy, S., Frawley, S and Adair, D (2017). Managing the Paralympics. London: Palgrave MacMillian 
  • DePauw, K P and Gavron, S J (2005). Disability Sport. 2nd ed. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics 
  • Devine, M A and Piatt, J (2013). Beyond the Right to Inclusion: The intersection of social and environmental justice for inclusion of individuals with disabilities in leisure. In: K. Schwab and D. Dustin. eds.,Just Leisure: things that we believe in. Urbana, IL: Sagamore Publishing. pp 27-34 
  • Devine, M A and Mobily, K (2017). Who Should Inhabit Leisure? Disability, Embodiment, and Access to Leisure. In: K. Spracklen., B. Lashua., E. Sharpe and S. Swain. eds.,The Palgrave Handbook of Leisure Theory. London: Palgrave Macmillan. pp 743-764 
  • Howe, P D (2008). The Cultural Politics of the Paralympic Movement: Through an Anthropological a Lens. Abington: Routledge 
  • Kasser, S L and Lytle, R K (2013). Inclusive Physical Activity: Promoting Health for a Lifetime. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics 
  • Kunstler, R A. and Daly, F S (2010). Therapeutic Recreation Leadership and Programming. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics 
  • Pegg, S and Compton, D M (2003). Creating Opportunities and Ensuring Access to Leisure and Recreation Services though Inclusion in the Global Community. Leisure/Loisir. 28(1–2), 5–26 
  • Robertson, T. and Long, T (2008). eds. Foundations of Therapeutic Recreation: perceptions, philosophies and practices for the 21st century. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics 
  • Singleton, J and Darcy, S (2013). “Cultural life”, disability, inclusion and citizenship: moving beyond leisure in isolation. Annals of Leisure Research. 16(3), 183–192 
  • Stumbo, N J and Peterson, C A (2009). Therapeutic Recreation Program Design. 5th ed. San Francisco, CA: Pearson Education 
  • Winnick, J P and Porretta, D L (2017). eds. Adapted Physical Education and Sport. 6th ed. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics 

Aspects of Disability Sport and Recreation 

  • Darcy, S., Lock, D and Taylor, T (2017). Enabling Inclusive Sport Participation: Effects of Disability and Support Needs on Constraints to Sport Participation. Leisure Sciences. 39(1), 20–41 
  • Dattilo, J (2015). Positive Psychology and Leisure Education: A Balanced and Systematic Service Delivery Model. Therapeutic Recreation Journal. 49(2), 148-165 
  • Devine, M A (2003). Constraining and Freeing: the meaning of inclusive leisure experiences for individuals with disabilities. Leisure/Loisir. 28(1-2), 27-47 
  • Devine, M A (2004). “Being a ‘Doer’ Instead of a ‘Viewer’”: the role of inclusive leisure contexts in determining social acceptance for people with disabilities. Journal of Leisure Research. 36(2),137-159 
  • Devine, M A (2013). Group Member or Outsider: perceptions of undergraduates with disabilities on leisure time physical activity. Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability. 26(2), 119 – 133 
  • Devine, M A and Lashua, B (2002). Constructing social acceptance in inclusive leisure contexts: The role of individuals with disabilities. Therapeutic Recreation Journal. 36(1), 65–83 
  • Groff, G D., Lundberg, N R and Zabriskie R B (2009). Influence of adapted sport on quality of life: perceptions of athletes with cerebral palsy. Disability and Rehabilitation. 31(4), 318-326 
  • Lastuka, A and Cottingham, M (2016). The effect of adaptive sports on employment amongst people with disabilities. Disability and Rehabilitation. 38(8), 742-748 
  • Schleien, S J., Miller, K D., Walton, G and Pruett, S (2014). Parent Perspectives of Barriers to Child Participation in Recreational Activities. Therapeutic Recreation Journal. 48(1), 61–73 

Sport Performance and Cerebral Palsy Sport 

  • Balemans, A C., Van Wely, L, De Heer, S J., Van den Brink, J., De Koning, J J., Becher, J G and Dallmeijer, A J (2013). Maximal aerobic and anaerobic exercise responses in children with cerebral palsy. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 45(3), 561-568 
  • Barfield, J P., Malone, L A., Collins, J M and Ruble, S B (2005). Disability type influences heart rate response during power wheelchair sport. Medicine and science in sports and exercise. 37(5), 718-723 
  • de Groot, S., Dallmeijer, A J., Bessems, P J., Lamberts, M L., van der Woude, L H and Janssen, T W (2012). Comparison of muscle strength, sprint power and aerobic capacity in adults with and without cerebral palsy. Journal of rehabilitation medicine. 44(11), 932-938 
  • Goosey-Tolfrey, V L and Mason, B S (2017). Enhancing Wheelchair Sport Performance. In: Winnick, J P and Porretta, D L., eds. Adapted Physical Education and Sport. 6th ed. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics, 565-584 
  • Javis, M and Moody, J (2016). Working with special populations. In: Jeffreys, I and Moody, J., eds. Strength and Conditioning for Sports Performance. Abingdon: Routledge, 506-516 

Cerebral Palsy, Physical Activity and Exercise 

  • Caplo, C M., Sit, C H P., Abernethy, B and Masters, R S W (2012). Fundamental movement skills and physical activity among children with and without Cerebral Palsy. Research in Developmental Disabilities. 33(4), 1235-1241 
  • Conchar, L., Bantjes, J., Swartz, L and Derman, W (2014). Barriers and facilitators to participation in physical activity: The experiences of a group of South African adolescents with cerebral palsy. Journal of Health Psychology. 21(2), 152-163 
  • Damiano, D L (2006). Activity, Activity, Activity: Rethinking Our Physical Therapy Approach to Cerebral Palsy. Physical Therapy. 86(11), 1534-1540 
  • Durstine, J L., Painter, P., Franklin, B A., Morgan, D., Pitetti, K H and Roberts, S O (2000). Physical activity for the chronically ill and disabled. Sports Medicine. 30(3), 207-219 
  • Fowler, E G., Kolobe, T H., Damiano, D L., Thorpe, D E., Morgan, D W., Brunstrom, J E., Coster, W J., Henderson, R C., Pitetti, K H., Rimmer, J H., Rose, J and Stevenson, R D (2007). Promotion of physical fitness and prevention of secondary conditions for children with cerebral palsy: section on pediatrics research summit proceedings. Physical Therapy. 87(11), 1495-1510 
  • Kasser, S L and Lytle, R K (2013). Inclusive Physical Activity: Promoting Health for a Lifetime. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics 
  • Maltais, D B., Wlart, L., Fowler, E., Verschuren, O and Damiano, D L (2014). Health-Related Physical Fitness for Children with Cerebral Palsy. Journal of Child Neurology. 29(8), 1091-1100 
  • Nooijen, C F J., Slaman, J., Stam, H J., Roebroeck, M E., van den Berg-Emons, R and Learn2Move Research Group (2014). Inactive and sedentary lifestyles amongst ambulatory adolescents and young adults with cerebral palsy. Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation. 11(14), no page numbers shown 
  • Short, F X (2017). Health-Related Physical Fitness and Physical Activity. In: Winnick, J P and Porretta, D L., eds. Adapted Physical Education and Sport. 6th ed. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics, 439-454 
  • Swann-Guerrero, S and Mackey, C (2008). Wellness Through Physical Activity. In: Robertson, T. and Long, T., eds. Foundations of Therapeutic Recreation: perceptions, philosophies and practices for the 21st century. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics, 199-216