ERIC Number: ED021357
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1967-Aug
The Effect of Structured Physical Activity on the Motor Skill Development of Children with Learning Disabilities (Minimal Brain Dysfunction).
Best, Helen; And Others
Students in 24 perceptual development classes for the minimally brain injured were studied to determine the effect of structured physical activity on motor skill development, to compare this effect with the effect of unstructured activity, and to determine the effect of an increased amount of time of physical activity. The Johnson Test of Motor Skill Development was administered before and after an 8-week program. The experimental group of classes was given structured physical activities; the control group had regular play periods. Results indicated a statistically significant difference between the experimental and control group (p<.01) with increased motor skill development occurring in the experimental group. Schedules and diaries recording structured activities used in the experimental group are included. The Johnson Test, four tables, four illustrations, and a 19-item bibliography are provided. (LE)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Memphis State Univ., TN.