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ERIC Number: ED164507
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Pages: 26
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
An Approach to Mainstreaming the Handicapped Child With the Nonhandicapped Child.
Orfitelli, Michael A.
The purpose of this investigation was to identify differences among normal children, learning disabled children, educable mentally handicapped children, and trainable mentally handicapped children in motor skill abilities and to develop profiles to demonstrate these differences. Subjects of the study were all educable and trainable mentally handicapped children in the selected public elementary school system, and a random sampling of normal and learning disabled children. Tests in motor skill abilities were administered to each of the groups. Comparisons of these groups were done both statistically and graphically to determine if any differences or similarities existed among them in motor skill abilities that could give direction necessary for mainstreaming them in physical education classes. Results of tests are presented in the form of graphs, and an analysis of variance is presented. Findings indicated that certain activities lend themselves more to mainstreaming and others to participation in special programs. It was found that in certain activities normal and learning disabled children should not be integrated with trainable mentally handicapped children. It was indicated that certain groups of normal, learning disabled, and educable mentally handicapped children could be integrated and that other groups of educable mentally handicapped and trainable mentally handicapped children could be integrated. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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