E ISSN: 2583-049X

International Journal of Advanced Multidisciplinary Research and Studies

Volume 4, Issue 1, 2024

Investigation of the Development of Basic Skills of Girls and Boys in Special Movement Education Applied to Primary School Students with Down syndrome

Author(s): Ahmet Sirinkan

DOI: https://doi.org/10.62225/2583049X.2024.4.1.2387


Purpose: To investigate the development of special movement training applied to primary school students with Down syndrome in the basic skills of girls and boys.

Materials and Methods: Twelve male and 10 female students with down syndrome were selected for the study. Students were selected from the 6-9 age group. For the research, a specially prepared movement training program was applied with the permission of the parents. The special movement training program to be applied in the research was created by the instructors of the special education department and the physical education and sports department. Special movement training program, basic motor skills (walking, running, jumping, bouncing, bouncing with standing long jump, throwing the ball, holding the thrown ball, hitting the thrown ball with the shuttlecock and hitting the ball with the foot) Research 4 months, 8 weeks, 4 days a week and each run was performed for 40-50 minutes.

Analysis: Before starting the research, the children were pre-tested. At the end of the research process, a post-test was made and compared. In addition, an observation form was prepared. The observation form consisted of 8 questions. The first data on the observation form were obtained when the studies were first started. At the end of the study, observation data were re-acquired. The results of 2 observations were interpreted, analyzed and reported. The research analysis was analyzed in the SSPS.16 program. In the comparison of boys and girls, Mann-Whitney U, Wilcoxon W and Z values were taken and interpreted.

Conclusion and Evaluation: At the end of the study, an improvement was observed in the basic skills of male students at a rate of p>0.001, while an improvement in the basic skills of female students at a rate of p>0.05 was observed. According to this result, it was concluded that the development of male students in the special movement training program was higher than that of female students.

Keywords: Down syndrome, Movement Training, Basic Skills

Pages: 1297-1300

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