Wij horen erbij! Sportparticipatie van dove en slechthorende kinderen en adolescenten in categoraal en regulier verband
Beer, R.M. de
Blanken, S. van
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This study gained insight into the experiences of sports participation from children and adolescents who are deaf or hard-of-hearing (mean age 20.82 years). Eleven interviews with yougsters and three with parents were used for a qualitative data-analysis. Results showed that more deaf and hard-of-hearing sporters play in regular (hearing) clubs than was stated in expectations. It appeared that the trainer/coaches, teammates and the sporter had the most influence on the satisfaction of playing sports. The respondents themselves stated that their hearing impairments did not affect their drop-out but there were several barriers and adjustments that were needed when sporting regular. The most important implication for the KNDSB is to play a more active role in creating awareness among sports clubs, trainers, coaches and teammates about the barriers of hearing impaired or deaf children and adolescents during sports.