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The effects of differentiated physical activity programmes on the motor proficiency of children with learning disabilities

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dc.contributor.advisor Coetsee, M.F.
dc.contributor.author Scheepers, Glynis Kay
dc.date.accessioned 2010-06-28T10:01:48Z
dc.date.available 2010-06-28T10:01:48Z
dc.date.issued 2002
dc.identifier.other 266101
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10530/339
dc.description Submitted in fulfilment of the requirements for the Degree PhD (HMS) in the Faculty of Science and Agriculture, Department of Human Movement Science at the University of Zululand, 2002. en_US
dc.description.abstract With this study, the researcher investigated the effect of specially designed physical education programmes on the motor proficiency of learners with learning disabilities. The subjects (N=60) were aJ! learners from the Zululand Remedial School in Empangent, Kwa Zulu/Natal. Two experimental groups participated in a twelve week Perceptual Motor (N=20) or a Sensory Motor (N=20) intervention programme, while a Control group (N=20) was tested on all test variables, but did not participate in a intervention programme. Using a repeated measures with matched pairs design, the Bruininks Oseretsky Test of Motor proficiency (long format) was used during the pre, post and post post testing periods. An ANOVA calculation revealed that the Perceptual Motor group achieved a significant improvement in their motor proficiency (p < 0.01). The Sensory group improved significantly on their motor proficiency score. The Control group showed no significant changes on their scores. * The results displayed enough evidence to prove that a specially designed physical education programme (to suit the special needs of learners with learning disabilities ) is of the utmost importance. Additional data was gathered to establish whether there was any relationship between motor proficiency and body composition profiles, self- concept and classroom behaviour. A very low correlation was found on each of these variables. This raises questions about the nature of the relationship between motor proficiency and these variables and indicates that further substantial studies are required. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship University of Zululand en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Human movement studies en_US
dc.subject Children with disabilities. en_US
dc.subject Physical activity programmes en_US
dc.subject Learning disabilities en_US
dc.title The effects of differentiated physical activity programmes on the motor proficiency of children with learning disabilities en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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