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ERIC Number: EJ852059
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0827-3383
The Effect of an Adapted Swimming Program on the Performance of an Individual with Kyphosis-Scoliosis
Dimitrios, Voutsas; Dimitrios, Kokaridas
International Journal of Special Education, v19 n2 p64-72 2004
The purpose of this action research study was to examine the effect of an adapted swimming program in terms of improving the performance and behaviour of an individual with kyphosis-scoliosis, with the use of an individualised education approach. The sample consisted of an adult woman with kyphosis-scoliosis. The pre-swimming phase included a holistic evaluation of the abilities of the individual in terms of swimming performance, measurement of the behaviour according to the Rutter Scale and physical-health variables. Next, the subject followed an adapted swimming program based on the Halliwick Method. The duration of the swimming program was 6 months at a frequency of two times per week, for 60 minutes. Each session included additional muscle strength and body posture exercises outside water. At the end of the swimming program the initial measurements were repeated. The results of the study revealed the beneficial effect of the swimming lessons in terms of improving the swimming abilities and the behaviour of the individual. In the light of the findings, useful conclusions were drawn regarding the structure of the swimming program. (Contains 3 tables.)
International Journal of Special Education. 2889 Highbury Street, Vancouver, BC V6R 3T7, Canada. Web site: http://www.internationaljournalofspecialeducation.com
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A