ERIC Number: ED204305
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Motor Performance of Primary Age Handicapped and Nonhandicapped Children in the Mainstream: A Comparison.
Sherrill, Claudine; Kelly, Luke
A comparative study was made of mentally retarded and nonhandicapped children in the first through third grades on motor performance as measured by running (50-yard dash), jumping (standing broad jump), and throwing (softball throw for distance). The subjects had received all of their physical education instruction in a mainstream setting since entrance into the first grade. Results revealed that, on each skill, significant differences were found between sexes, favoring the boys, and between grades, showing expected developmental trends. There was no significant difference between the handicapped and nonhandicapped subjects on the standing broad jump and the 50-yard dash. There was, however, a significant difference between conditions on the softball throw. The nonhandicapped boys performed best, then the handicapped boys, followed by the nonhandicapped girls, and the handicapped girls. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (Detroit, MI, April, 1980).