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A Training Program To Develop Specific Manual Dexterity Skills Of Down’S Syndrome Children, Susan Patterson Jan 1981

A Training Program To Develop Specific Manual Dexterity Skills Of Down’S Syndrome Children, Susan Patterson

Kinesiology, Sport Studies, and Physical Education Master’s Theses

This study was designed to determine if the fine motor skills of three young Down’s Syndrome children functioning below average in manual dexterity skills could be improved through a systematic training program. The selected subjects were met individually for thirty minutes a day, four days per week (Monday through Thursday), for a period of seven weeks. Each child was trained by repeated practice on ten specific tasks involving arm, hand, and finger manipulation. Subjective data recorded during each session by the investigator indicated that, generally, all three subjects appeared to improve on the manual dexterity tasks. These results were ...