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ERIC Number: EJ774658
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep
Pages: 16
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 33
ISSN: ISSN-1547-0350
Use of Adapted Bicycles on the Learning of Conventional Cycling by Children with Mental Retardation
Burt, Tammy L.; Porretta, David L.; Klein, Richard E.
Education and Training in Developmental Disabilities, v42 n3 p364-379 Sep 2007
This study investigated the use of adapted bicycles on the acquisition, maintenance, and generalization of conventional cycling by seven children with mild mental retardation. Feedback was used in addition to the adapted bicycles and consisted of pedal rate, head position, and steering participation. A multiple probe design was used. Participants were required to ride as far as possible for each trial. Results indicated that 100% of participants demonstrated acquisition of conventional cycling. Maintenance was demonstrated by 71.4% of participants, and generalization was demonstrated by 42.9% of participants. Results are interpreted from an ecological perspective. (Contains 8 figures.)
Division on 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
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A