Healthy Ageing in People with Profound Intellectual and Multiple Disabilities: Promoting Physical Activity

Helena van Alphen, Leontien Bossink, Gertruud Henrike Schalen, Annette van der Putten

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Physical activity is beneficial, also for people who are characterized by profound intellectual and severe motor disabilities. However, these people are totally dependent on others to participate in physical activities. To date, promoting physical activity in people with these profound disabilities in daily support is limited and must be improved. However, fundamental knowledge about the course of motor development is lacking as well as evidence-based interventions in this field. Too, details about the specific role of professionals is lacking. In the department of special needs education and youth care, research on these topics is carried out (research line science in motion by Dr. van der Putten in close cooperation with the Hanze University of Applied Sciences) to improve the support of described people. During this presentation, studies into the role of support professionals, the course of motor development, and the development of a motor-oriented intervention will be presented
Originele taal-2English
Aantal pagina's1
StatusPublished - 1-nov-2016
EvenementSymposium "Healthy Ageing: Perspectives from the Behavioural and Social Sciences" - Munting building, University of Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands
Duur: 1-nov-20161-nov-2016


ConferenceSymposium "Healthy Ageing: Perspectives from the Behavioural and Social Sciences"
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