The effect of perceptual motor exercises on crossing the midline of the body in children with perceptual-motor impairment
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1researcher. A.M. Shahid chanran Ahvaz univercity
2Associate Professor, Faculty of Physical Education and sport sciences, Shahid Chamran Ahvaz, Ahvaz, Iran
3Department of Motor Behavior Faculty of Physical Education & Sport Sciences Kharazmi University Tehran, Iran
Introduction: The aim of the present study was to investigation of the effect special exercises on crossing the midline of the body of the children 7 years with retard perceptual motor.
Methodology: For this purpose, on the perceptual-motor Purdue test, 22 students were selected by random cluster among all first grade elementary school female and male students in Ahvaz. The subjects after pre test were divided randomly into two group. The subjects in experimental group consisted of 8 girls and 5 boys (n=13) and The subjects in control group consisted of 5 girls and 4 boys (n=9). The subjects in experimental group performed selected exercise program in 24 sessions however the subjects in control group performed their regular school activities. Two groups took part in the post test. To investigate the differences between the groups and the effect of exercise, Data were analyzed with Wilcoxon and U-mann-whitney test.
Results: The results showed that the experimental group showed a significant improvement in crossing the midline of the body. There was a significant difference at post-test in experimental group due to the extent of the practice. Generally, special exercises leads to increased awareness in crossing the midline of the body children.
Discussion: Improvement in crossing the midline of the body in children with impairment is more likely due to the increased body awareness and Perceptual-motor abilities. So it is concluded that special exercises program is a useful technique to improve the children's' body awareness and is advisable to be performed at schools exercise programs.