International Journal of Yogic, Human Movement and Sports Sciences
2018, Vol. 3 Issue 1, Part T
Comparison of gross motor skills between moderate mental retarded and non retarded children
AUTHOR(S): Dr. S Sethu and Dr. M Uma Kamalavathi
The purpose of the study was to compare the gross motor skills between moderate mental retarded children and non retarded children. The objective of the study is to determine gross motor skills such as agility, static and dynamic balance of moderate retarded and non retarded children. To achieve the purpose of the study moderate retarded children from St. Annes Convent and St. Bishop Sargent School for Mentally Retarded Children, Tirunelveli and 30 non retarded children were selected from Bell Convent, Tirunelveli The age of the subjects were ranged from 3-6 years. The data collected on the selected variables by using the standardized test items. Agility was tested by using the obstacle course, static balance was tested by using stork stand and dynamic balance was tested by using plank walk. The static group comparison design was used for this study. All the subjects were tested on selected variables. The data pertaining to the variables were examined by using independent‘t’ test. The level of significance was fixed at .05 level of confidence for all the cases. The result of the study shows that there was a significant difference exists between moderate mental retarded and non retarded children on selected gross motor skills. None retarded children shows better performance in all the selected gross motor skills when compared to moderate mental retarded children. Hence it is recommended that, adapted physical educators should emphasize in a special designed adapted physical education program which is geared towards the development of motor skills for the children with moderate mental retardation.
Pages: 1122-1124 | 263 Views 6 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Dr. S Sethu and Dr. M Uma Kamalavathi. Comparison of gross motor skills between moderate mental retarded and non retarded children. International Journal of Yogic, Human Movement and Sports Sciences. 2018; 3(1): 1122-1124.