ERIC Number: ED395436
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Apr
Promoting Motor Skill Development through the MOVE Curriculum.
Barnes, Stacie B.
This research proposal reviews the literature on the development of mobility skills in students with severe physical disabilities and proposes a single-subject study, using a multiple baseline across subjects design, to evaluate effects of the Mobility Opportunities Via Education (MOVE) Curriculum on the mobility skills of sitting, standing, and walking and on social interactions of subjects. The literature review examines the relationship between motor development and cognitive development, the role of the environment, the "zone of proximal development" and motor development, and the interventions of structured guidance and sensory stimulation. The need for evaluating the effect of the MOVE Curriculum on the development of functional mobility skills is explained. The proposed study would involve provision of training in the MOVE Curriculum to teachers that serve students with severe physical disabilities, selection of four to five such students, definition of functional mobility for each child, application of the curriculum, and evaluation. (Contains 12 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Child Development, Curriculum Development, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Interpersonal Competence, Motor Development, Movement Education, Perceptual Motor Learning, Physical Disabilities, Physical Mobility, Psychomotor Skills, Research Needs, Severe Disabilities, Skill Development, Social Behavior
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual International Convention of the Council for Exceptional Children (74th, Orlando, FL, April 1-5, 1996).