ERIC Number: ED390210
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
A Comparison Study of Gross Motor Development Skills of Normal, Hearing-Impaired and Down Syndrome Children.
Bilir, Sule; And Others
This study, conducted in Ankara, Turkey, compared motor development in 48 normal children (ages 3 to 6), 12 children (ages 5 to 7) with Down syndrome, and 33 children (ages 3 to 7) with hearing impairments. The Motor Development Section of the Portage Early Childhood Educational Program checklist was administered to all the children. Results revealed that motor skills developed more slowly in the hearing impaired children and the Down syndrome children than in the normal children. In comparison with the normal children, the hearing impaired children seemed to perform more poorly in skills associated with balance and general coordination than in other skills. The Down syndrome children demonstrated poorer performance than the normal children in all motor skills. This was attributed to the hypotonic muscles typical of children with Down syndrome. Results support the systematic inclusion of physical education activities in programs for children with disabilities. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Turkey (Ankara)
Note: Paper presented at the International Congress on Education of the Deaf (18th, Tel Aviv, Israel, July 16-20, 1995).