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ERIC Number: EJ1152172
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1941-1243
Exploring the Relationship between Participation in a Structured Sports Program and Development of Gross Motor Skills in Children Ages 3 to 6 Years
Jahagirdar, Ishanee; Venditti, Laura Anne; Duncan, Andrea; Reed, Nick; Fleming, Sean
Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools & Early Intervention, v10 n3 p203-212 2017
This study looked at the relationship between participation in a structured sports program and gross-motor-skills development in children aged 3 to 6 years. Twenty-seven children participated in the study, with 16 children receiving an eight-week sports program intervention. Children were assessed at pre- and postintervention using a modified version of the Peabody Developmental Motor Scales, called the Sportball Assessment of Gross Motor Development. The two groups were comparable at baseline, but significant differences were found at posttest with increases in gross-motor scores within the experimental group. Findings from this study add to the body of evidence that can inform development of programming for promoting childhood gross-motor skills.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada (Toronto)
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Peabody Developmental Motor Scales
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