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The Effect of Perceptual- Motor training and Spark’s Program on Mentally Retarded Children’s Fine Motor Skills
Soghra Heydari, Hassan Baghande , Mehrzad Kharestani
Young Researchers and Elite Club, Urmia Branch, Islamic Azad University, Urmia, Iran
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Background & Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of motor-perceptual exercises and Spark’s exercise as well as a combination of them (motor-perceptual exercises and Spark’s exercises) on mentally retarded and educable girls’ fine motor skills aged between 7 to 10. Material &Methods: In order to do so 40 kids aged 7 to 10 were selected by cluster sampling method among Sanandaj special schools. Then pre-test was done and the kids were divided, based on pre-test scores and beer-making method, into four groups: perceptual-motor exercises (N=10), Spark’s programming (N=10), combinational (N=10) and control group (N=10). Bruininks-Ozertesky’s test was used to evaluate motor skills. Experimental groups participated in the exercises for 24 sessions. In the end, the subjects went through post-test. For the analysis of data, dependent t student Tests and one-sided analysis of variance were used.
Result: The results showed that the three groups of the motor-perceptual program, Spark’s program, and the combinational group had a better performance in fine motor skills compared to control group (P<0.05).
Conclusion: The used educational programs could be an appropriate motor experience for mentally retarded children.
Keywords: Bruininks-Ozertesky’s Test, Spark’s Program, Perceptual-Motor Exercises, Mentally Retarded, Fine Motor Skills
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Type of Study: Original Article | Subject: Motor Control and its Related Branches
Received: 2017/06/15 | Accepted: 2017/09/10 | Published: 2017/10/21
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Heydari S, Baghande H, Kharestani M. The Effect of Perceptual- Motor training and Spark’s Program on Mentally Retarded Children’s Fine Motor Skills. 3. 2017; 1 (2) :29-37
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