Sport Psychology Consulting with Athletes with Disabilities

“Competitive sports for athletes with disabilities (AWD) have dramatically increased over the past two decades in both disability-specific competitions and mainstream sporting events alongside able-bodied competitors. In response to the increased number and variety of athletic opportunities, the individual accomplishments of athletes with disabilities have grown in a similar manner (DePauw & Gayron, 2005). Though athletes with disabilities experience many of the same concerns, motivations, slumps, and other performance challenges as able bodied athletes, they may also have specific concerns about their disability as it impacts sport performance (Hanrahan, 1998; Martin, 2005; Vost, Clark, & Sachs, 2013).”


Read the full article, co-authored by Dr. Amanda, Leibovitz and Dr. Becky Clark for the Association for Applied Sport Psychology.

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