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Efficacy of Selected Physical Activities on Selected Physical Fitness Variables among Mild and Moderate Intellectual Disability Children

Author(s) Name:

Dr. S. Johnson Premkumar

Abstract

The  purpose of the study was to determine the influence of physical activities on selected physical fitness   variables among Mild and Moderate Intellectual disability children. To achieve the purpose of this study, fifty male Mild and Moderate Intellectual disability children were selected from  YMCA College Special School and Pathway special  school Chennai. India. The subjects selected for the study did not undergo any special training or coaching programme other then the regular activities as per the curriculum. They were divided into two groups of twenty five each as Mild   and moderate Intellectual disability children group on the basis of medical report.  They were at the age group of six to twelve years. The investigator had to depend upon the specialists who are qualified in handling the special  children to choose the subjects and classify them into two groups. All the subjects of the Mild and Moderate Intellectual disability children were tested on the selected criterion variables such as Arm Explosive, prior to and after twentyfive weeks of experimental period as pre and post tests respectively by using standardized tests. The data collected from both the groups prior to and post experimentation were statistically analysed by using two way (2 x 2) factorial ANOVA with last factor repeated measures. The simple effect test was used as a follow up test. Since, only two groups and two testing conditions were compared, there is no need to apply the post hoc test to determine the paired mean differences. In all cases, the level of confidence was fixed at 0.05 for significance.  The result of the study showed that the training program has resulted in a significant improvement in arm explosive power between Mild and Moderate Intellectual disability children, where as  it, resulted in a significant increase in arm explosive power among mild Intellectual disability children.

 

Keywords:

Physical Activities, Disabled Children.

Please cite this article as:

Dr. S. Johnson Premkumar (2018). Efficacy of Selected Physical Activities on Selected Physical Fitness Variables among Mild and Moderate Intellectual Disability Children. International Journal of Recent Research and Applied Studies, 5, 3(8), 27-30.