The Effectiveness of Motor Exercise Program in Improving Gross Motor Skills of Children with Mild Intellectual Disability in Kuwait

Student Name:Meshal S. B. Abdullah

Abstract: This study aimed at identifing the effectiveness of dynamic exercise program in improving gross motor skills of children with mild intellectual disability. The study sample consisted of 10 children with mild intellectual disability, and their ages were between (7-9) years, from the intellectual Education-Boys School in Kuwait. They were divided into two groups; one of them is an experimental and the other is control. There were (5) children in each group. The study tools consisted of the motor skills scale, which included 13 items. The total score of the scale ranged between (0-13). The quasi-experimental method for the two equivalent groups was used in the study. The results showed that there were no statistically significant differences between the experimental group and the control group in the pre test. The study results also showed that there are statistically significant differences in the post test, between the two groups, in favour of the experimental group, which demonstrates the effectiveness of the training programme in the development of the gross motor skills for children with mild intellectual disabilities.

Publishing Year: 2016

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