New research raises concerns about motor development in children and young people with a vision impairment
New research, carried out by British Blind Sport and the University of Central Lancashire, and supported by the Thomas Pocklington Trust, has looked at the motor competence, physical activity, and wellbeing in children and young people with visual impairment in England. It found that these children did not meet recommended daily physical activity thresholds and are less likely to be as physically active than their sighted peers.
It also found a significant positive correlation between physical activity energy expenditure and positive emotional state. The report includes a range of recommendations for key stakeholders. For more information and to read the full report, click here.
Posted on the 23rd of January 2023