The research presented in this report represents work undertaken to specifically support a wider project focusing on gifted and talented (G&T) disabled pupils in physical education and sport. Fifteen Specialist Sports Colleges, twenty-four young disabled people and five parents of G&T disabled pupils participated in this research. From the fifteen participating Specialist Sports Colleges nine case studies of current practice supporting G&T young disabled people were developed. The findings generated from this research can be considered in relation to the four interrelated dimensions: schools, interventions, young disabled people and parents.
The gifted and talented (G&T) in physical education (PE) and sport strand is a key component of the Department for Education and Skills (DfES) PE, school sport and club links (PESSCL) strategy. The main aim of G&T in PE and sport in PESSCL is to establish pathways which co-ordinate the development of, and the demands on, talented (and potentially talented) young sports people in order that academic and sporting potential can be maximised. Within the G&T in PE and sport programme there are a number of different sub-projects which aim, in different ways, to provide support to young people who are considered or identified as G&T in PE and sport. The G&T disability dimension of this PESSCL strand reflects a commitment and concern to ensure young disabled people are considered and included within the broader G&T framework. The research presented in this report represents work undertaken to specifically support this dimension of the G&T strand.
Editor's comments - [ This report presents the findings of research undertaken between December 2003 and December 2004 by the Institute of Youth Sport (IYS) at Loughborough University, on behalf of the English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS), the Youth Sport Trust (YST) and the British Paralypmic Association (BPA). ] Reference this?Cryer, J. (Year). This page title in italics. Retrieved date, from <this page's full URL>
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Reference : Fitzgerald, H. Kay, T. (2005). Gifted and Talented Disability Project. Loughborough: Institute of Youth Sport Loughborough University
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