A systematic literature review of the physical and psychosocial correlates of Special Olympics participation among individuals with intellectual disability (Journal of Intellectual Disability Research – April 2017 vol. 61 iss. 4 pps. 301-324)

Special Olympics (SO) is commonly cited to play an important role in the lives of individuals with intellectual disabilities (ID). The purpose of the current review was to (a) synthesise key findings regarding the physical, psychological/emotional, social and/or intellectual/cognitive correlates of SO participation for individuals with ID and (b) highlight limitations in the extant research as well as directions for future research.

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