ERIC Number: ED202192
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
The Effects of Physical Activity on Self Concept, Risk-Taking Behaviors, and Motor Functioning in Mildly Handicapped Individuals: A Literature Review.
Roswal, Glenn; Frith, Greg H.
Literature is reviewed regarding the impact of physical activity on development in mildly handicapped (educable mentally retarded and learning disabled) students. Studies showing improvement in self concept after participation in a motor development program are cited. Risk taking in the mildly retarded is examined, and the implications of a change toward optimal risk taking behavior are thought to involve improved self concept and peer relations. Findings of relationships between motor proficiency and improved physical fitness as well as intellecutal development are pointed out. The authors conclude that a structured activity program should have significant implications for the development of mildly handicapped children. (CL)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Jacksonville State Univ., AL.