The effect of eight week corrective games on the eye-hand coordination of intellectual disability persons
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1M.Sc Student school of Physical education and Sport science.Department of sport Injury and Corrective Exercises.Guilan university.rasht city.Iran
2Hasan Daneshmandi Professor.School of Physical Education and Sports Science.Department of Sport Injury and Corrective Exercises.Guilan University.Rasht city.Iran
3Assistant Professor, Department of Sport Sciences, School of Humanities, Damghan University, Damghan, Iran.
This research investigates the effect of corrective games on improving eye-hand coordination of persons with intellectual disability.
The present research is a quasi-experimental study with a control group and pretest and posttest design. Fifty subjects over 14 years old were selected from Damghan rehabilitation institutes and special schools of Damghan. Subjects were selected by available method and matched according to age and IQ and were divided into control and experimental groups: control group (12 retarded girls and 12 retarded boys) and experimental group (14 retarded girls, and 12 retarded boys). The program of corrective games was done in 8 weeks. Three days in every week and 1 hour in every day. After the introductory session, pre-test, mid-test (beginning of fifth week) and post-test (end of eighth week) were done. In order to measure the coordination of eye-hand, Purdue pegboard test was used. Repeated Measure Analysis of Variance was used to analyze the data. Data were analyzed by SPSS software at significance level of 0.05.
The results show that there was a significant difference between pre-test and post-test in two groups of both coordination indexes (two hand coordination and synchronization coordination). The results also showed that performance of the experimental group in the coordination indexes was significantly better than control group in the post-test phase. There were no significant differences between the experimental and control groups in the pre-test and mid-test phases (p > 0.05).
according to the result corrective games protocol can be used to improve eye-hand coordination in the rehabilitation training program in rehabilitation institution and special schools.