ERIC Number: ED104085
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Apr
The Effects of Motor Remediation with the Mentally Retarded: A Review of Research. Working Paper No. 74.
DiRocco, Patrick J.
The author reviews research on the effects of motor remediation with the mentally retarded on the areas of motor ability, physical fitness, social and emotional competency, reading achievement, and intelligence. It is concluded that motor development theories have led to an increase of motor training programs for the mentally retarded, and that research has shown that such programs can improve motor ability and physical fitness, but leaves an inconclusive answer as to their effect upon social and intellectual functioning. (LS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Social and Rehabilitation Service (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Oregon Univ., Eugene. Rehabilitation Research and Training Center in Mental Retardation.