Improving Motor Skills Development of Autistic Students Through Physical Education
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Type of Work20 p.
action research papers
ProgramMasters of Education
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SubjectsEducation -- Research papers (Graduate)
Motor ability in children -- Research
Physical education for children with disabilities -- Research
Autistic children -- Research
This study aimed to determine whether six autistic students better improve their gross motor skills and endurance by performing teacher and student led body spatial activities in gym class. A quasi- experimental design was used for the study utilizing a pre-test / post-test assessment strategy. After having gross motor skills assessed using a basic motor skills test, students participated in the study over the course of 30 days. At the beginning of each class period, students either participated in teacher-directed or student-directed activities consisting of locomotor movements. At the end of the 30 days, a gross motor skills test was used once again to determine whether these activities produced a greater increase in their motor skills. The results of the post-test indicate that there is no difference in improvement between the students.