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ERIC Number: ED313142
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986-Jun
Pages: 71
Abstractor: N/A
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Initiating a Developmental Motor Skills Program for Identified Primary Students.
Harville, Valerie Terrill
A physical education specialist at an elementary school in one of the fastest growing sections of the country developed and implemented a developmental motor skills program for primary school students. The program focused on: (1) developing a method of referring students for testing; (2) providing a specialized motor diagnostic test; (3) improving students' self-esteem; and (4) promoting administrator and teacher awareness of the importance of identifying and remediating students with motor skill deficiencies. Participants were 3 girls and 7 boys in the first grade. After target children were pretested and results were evaluated, activities that would improve the children's motor skills were designed. Activities were scheduled over a 10-week period and involved exercise stations for warm-ups, balance, agility, sequencing, visual acuity, auditory discrimination, and coordination. Evaluation results showed that children improved significantly in their overall motor development. Six of the ten children showed improvement in self-esteem. Recommendations are offered regarding the use of the report as a guide for administrators who wish to adopt a similar developmental motor skills program in their schools. Related materials, such as lists of the motor skills activities and symptoms of perceptual difficulties are appended. (RH)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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