ERIC Number: ED351301
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Apr
Effects of a Motor Development Training Program on Child Care Providers with Children in Integrated Settings.
Folsom-Meek, Sherry L.; Gillam, Ronald B.
The benefits of movement are enhanced when children with disabilities move with their nondisabled peers. This study sought to determine the effects of a motor development training program on child care providers in order to promote movement-based activities and perceived competence in this area. Twenty child care providers were assigned to either a treatment or a control group. Treatment consisted of on-site visits by university faculty, a needs assessment, demonstrations and consultations, lectures, participation in movement activities designed to foster knowledge of motor development and interaction between children with and without disabilities, and a resource packet. An observation of caregiver behavior scale was administered by two trained observers who independently and simultaneously observed each subject during pre- and post-treatment; and a self-rating scale was completed before and after treatment. Results indicate that the treatment group demonstrated significantly higher perceived competence, that perceived competence did not improve for the control group, and that perceived competence may be the first step toward promotion of movement-based activities. Copies of observation and self-rating scales for both groups are appended. (LL)
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 (Indianapolis, IN, April 1992).