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Effects Of Trained Peer Tutors On Academic Learning Time-Physical Education Of Persons With Visual Impairments, Brian Wiskochil Apr 2004

Effects Of Trained Peer Tutors On Academic Learning Time-Physical Education Of Persons With Visual Impairments, Brian Wiskochil

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

Children with disabilities are often far behind their peers in motor skills, and physical development, and therefore require equal, and in many cases greater time spent in physical activity than their peers. However, the actual time spent in Academic Learning Time-Physical Education (ALT-PE) is often much shorter for disabled children. This study was designed to determine the effect same-aged peer tutors have on the ALT-PE of visually impaired students. Four participants between the ages of nine and sixteen were included in the study. Two were completely blind, and two were capable of very limited vision. An initial period of ALT-PE ...