Title

A study on the physical fitness of children with mild mental retardation in various self-testing activities

Date of Publication

2001

Document Type

Master's Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education Major in Special Education

Subject Categories

Educational Psychology

College

Br. Andrew Gonzalez FSC College of Education

Department/Unit

Educational Leadership and Management

Thesis Adviser

Martin C. Ronda

Defense Panel Chair

Emelita F. Arevalo

Defense Panel Member

Barbara E. David
Lilia S. Bautista

Abstract/Summary

The study assesses the physical fitness of children with mental retardation in various self-testing activities. It, likewise, looked into the profile of children with mild mental retardation in terms of strength, power, flexibility, endurance , speed and agility on their physical fitness level. Based on these, a program to enhance their physical fitness was developed.It made use of the descriptive method and administered a standardized physical fitness test to children with mild mental retardation. The study revealed that majority of the children with mild mental retardation of P. Gomez Elementary School Division of City Schools, Manila were males and females and were physically healthy. Majority of the boy and girl respondents had low to very poor leg strength and power, abdominal and muscle strength, speed and coordination, strength and endurance of the muscles of the arms and shoulders, flexibility and cardio-respiratory endurance. Some of the girl and boy respondents had average leg strength and power, abdominal and muscles of the arms and shoulders, flexibility and cardio-respiratory endurance. With good health conditions and adequate physical education activities, the mild mentally retarded children can approximate the motor ability of their normal peers. A physical fitness program is proposed based from the outcomes of the study.

Abstract Format

html

Language

English

Format

Print

Accession Number

TG03144

Shelf Location

Archives, The Learning Commons, 12F Henry Sy Sr. Hall

Physical Description

136 ; 28 cm.

Keywords

Physical fitness; Mentally handicapped children -- Psychological testing; Mental retardation

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