Health matters : the exercise, nutrition, and health education curriculum for people with developmental disabilities
By: Marks, Beth.
Contributor(s): Sisirak, Jasmina | Heller, Tamar.Publisher: Baltimore, MD Paul H Brookes Publishing 2010Description: xvi, 416 p. : ill. ; 28 cm. + CD-ROM.ISBN: 9781557669995.Subject(s): INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY | DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES | HEALTH INFORMATION | HEALTH EDUCATION | HEALTH PROMOTION | NUTRITION | EXERCISE
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Contents of the CD-ROM|Introduction to the curriculum|Health education curriculum
Unit 1: Physical activity and nutrition : making healthy choices
Unit 2: Changing lifestyle : what are the things we do?
Unit 3: Making lifestyle changes : setting goals
Unit 4: Lifestyle changes : doing my program
Unit 5: New lifestyle : keeping my program going|Appendixes|Resources
"Help people with disabilities make the best choices about health, exercise and nutrition with this easy-to-implement curriculum. A research-based, field-tested program that's already made a dramatic difference in the lives of participants, "Health Matters" is filled with lively activities and lessons that show people with a wide range of disabilities how to [improve their health]." - BOOK JACKET
This book is based on the successful outcomes of the innovative Health Promotion Program for Adults with Developmental Disabilities at the University of Illinois at Chicago. It is a 12 week exercise programme that includes exercise, nutrition and health education components. The goals of the programme are to improve fitness, increase knowledge about healthy lifestyles and teach family, staff and friends how to support participants to achieve these goals.
This curriculum is based on the following premises:
People with disabilities have a right to receive education and services that promote their health.
People can contribute to their own well-being by becoming knowledgeable about their health and health resources and by becoming active participants in health promotion activities.
Health promotion is not a form of social control but must be based on the needs and lifestyle preferences of the individuals.
Support from caregivers and increased access to exercise activities promote exercise adherence.
The volume is amply illustrated with both photographs and drawings and includes a CD-ROM which has participant handouts, complete instructions on running a programme, adaptable instructor scripts, weekly newsletter templates for participants and appendices on assessment and universal design strategies.
As one testimonial puts it “A dynamic, practical curriculum that is driven not by checklists, but rather each person’s readiness to change.”