ERIC Number: ED047470
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Investigation of the Effects of an Aquatics Program on the Psycho-Motor Function of Trainable Mentally Retarded Children.
Miller, James F.; Throop, Robert K.
To determine the effects of an aquatics program on the psycho-motor functions and body image of trainable mentally handicapped children, 60 children under 16 years of age were selected, and 39 children instructed three days per week over a period of one year. Results did not support the hypothesis that subjects in instructional aquatic classes would show significant psychomotor improvement as compared to those not participating. Researchers indicated that the appropriateness of the testing tools were questionable. Responses from teachers and parents led the researchers to feel that while there were no significant gains in perceptual motor abilities, the ego involvement provided by the program appeared to result in improved personal relationships among peers, teachers, and parents. (CD)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Educational and Cultural Center, Syracuse, NY.
Note: Paper presented at the Northeastern Educational Research Association Annual Convention (New York, New York, November 15-17, 1970)