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ERIC Number: EJ1254215
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2020-Jun
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2154-1647
Effect of Adapted Physical Education and Homework on Gross Motor Development for Young Children with Down Syndrome
Young, Amanda; Silliman-French, Lisa; Nichols, David; Kyzar, Kathleen
Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, v55 n2 p228-242 Jun 2020
The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of early childhood adapted physical education (APE) and caregiver-implemented homework on the gross motor skill development of 19 young children with Down Syndrome (DS). The results of three groups were compared: (a) APE only, (b) APE plus picture card homework, and (c) APE plus instructional online video homework. The Test of Gross Motor DevelopmentSecond Edition (TGMD-2; Ulrich, 2000) was used to determine pretest, posttest, and retention scores following a 12-week intervention. Quantitative data were analyzed using mixed-design factorial ANOVA. All groups made significant gains in object control skill scores; there was no significant difference between groups. Qualitative data analysis (Lincoln & Guba, 1985) of the family questionnaire responses, supported the use of homework for young children with DS.
Division on Autism and Developmental Disabilities, Council for Exceptional Children. DDD, P.O. Box 3512, Fayetteville, AR 72702. Tel: 479-575-3326; Fax: 479-575-6676; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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