A study into cricket coaches’ knowledge of learning disability and perceptions of communication within coaching sessions for players with a learning disability.
Cardiff Metropolitan University
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Accessible summary • Those with a learning disability often lack opportunities and self esteem to develop communication skills. • Cricket offers a safe environment to develop these skills. • Cricket sessions are available for those with learning disability around the UK. Summary Communication is a crucial component of cricket coaching of players globally including those with a learning disability. The project focuses on the coaches’ knowledge of learning disability and perceptions of communication within coaching sessions. An online questionnaire was created and distributed to learning disability cricket coaches within England. Makaton was a suggestion from coaches to be implemented into training and thus into cricket sessions. 100% of coaches reported that additional training on learning disability would be beneficial. Implications for Speech and Language Therapy and future research are discussed.
B.Sc. (Hons) Speech and Language Therapy
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