Youth with and without educational disabilities in incarcerated settings in Texas: Are these students receiving appropriate physical education services
Numerous health and behavioral outcomes of schoolaged youth in the United States can be influenced through structured, comprehensive general physical activity classes. Based on a systematic evaluation of evidence, Strong, Malina, Blimke, et al. (2005) recommended, that all school-aged youth should participate daily in 60 minutes or more of moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA) that is enjoyable and developmentally appropriate. It was also suggested that this “can be achieved in a cumulative manner in school during physical education, recess, intramural sports, and before and after school programs” (p. 737). Various types of moderate to vigorous activity programming are particularly important for youth who are incarcerated.
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