An evaluative case study of a psychological skills training program for athletes with intellectual disabilities

Gorely, T, Jobling, A, Lewis, K and Bruce, D (2002) An evaluative case study of a psychological skills training program for athletes with intellectual disabilities. Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly, 19 3: 350-363.

Author Gorely, T
Jobling, A
Lewis, K
Bruce, D
Title An evaluative case study of a psychological skills training program for athletes with intellectual disabilities
Journal name Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0736-5829
Publication date 2002
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 19
Issue 3
Start page 350
End page 363
Total pages 14
Place of publication Champaign, IL
Publisher Human Kinetics
Collection year 2002
Language eng
Subject C1
330101 Educational Psychology
740500 Special Education
Abstract The purpose was to develop an evaluative case study of six 3-hr sessions, spaced over 3 months, of psychological skills training (PST) provided to athletes with an intellectual disability who were training for the Basketball Australia State Championships. Participants were 7 males and 7 females, aged 15.8 to 27.1 years, with a receptive language level of 7 to 13.7 years, 2 female coaches, 2 psychologists, and I registered psychologist supervisor. Sessions focused specifically on stress management, with primary attention given to cue words, breathing techniques, and positive thinking. Findings, based on interviews and participant observations, revealed that all participants believed that the PST was appropriate and worthwhile.
Keyword Rehabilitation
Sport Sciences
Mental-retardation
Imagery Practice
Adolescents
Children
Q-Index Code C1

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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