The focus of Palaestra is broad, including practical applications for teaching, coaching, and leading; implications and applications of scientific research for training and teaching; professional preparation and in-service education; assessment and classifications; relationships of basic sciences to methods and activities for individuals with disabilities; sports medicine and athletic training applied to individuals with disabilities; equipment and supplies used in these programs.

A new release of articles is available in the journal corresponding to Vol. 36 No. 4:


·        Dr. Carl Eichstaedt Tribute

Barry Lavay, Kathleen O’Connell, Jerry Polacek, Garth Tymeson, Bill Vogler

Editor’s Corner

·        The Growth of Disability Centers at Colleges and Universities

Practical Pointer

·        Take a Hike: The Art of Water Walking

Susan Grosse

Feature Articles

·        Blowing in the Wind… Exploring Windsports as the Next Generation of Adaptive Sports and Recreation (Part II: Sailing on Land and Water)

Cari E. Autry, David P. Loy

·        Assessing Physical Activity Patterns of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder During Applied Behavior Analysis Therapy: A Pilot Study

Josiah Johnson

·        Satisfaction of Para Surfers on Classification: A Survey Analysis

Maureen Johnson, Heather David, Mohan Ganessan

·        Students with Williams Syndrome in Recess

Kathryn Bates, MacKenzie Pigg, Matthew D. Lucas, Savannah S. McCkenny, Kaitlyn E. Hahn

·        Design and Implementation of an Adapted Soccer Program for Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Danielle Lang, Emily Munn, Mary Grayson Nix, Sheri Brock, Melissa Pangelinan

·        The Physical Activity Barriers Questionnaire for Youth with Visual Impairment (PABQVI): A User Guide

Ellen Armstrong, Lauren J. Lieberman, Jeffrey Martin, E. Whitney G. Moore, Erin Snapp, Staci Mannella

·        Beneficial Effects of Access to a Disability Sports Facility on Mental and Physical Health of Patrons

Joy Cabador, Mike Cottingham, Alyson Galanga

Bits and Pieces

·        Bits and Pieces


·        Resources

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