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International Journal of Physiology, Nutrition and Physical Education

Impact Factor: RJIF 5.43

ISSN: 2456-0057

International Journal of Physiology, Nutrition and Physical Education

2019, Vol. 4, Issue 1
Efficacy of movement-oriented music therapy on fine motor skills among mentally challenged children
Author(s): Dr. J Samuel Jesudoss
Abstract:
The purpose of the study was to find out the effect of movement-oriented music therapy on fine motor skills among mentally challenged children. To achieve this purpose, twenty mild (educable) mentally challenged children (age 13-18) were randomly selected from Mithra School, Kilpauk, Chennai. The subjects were trained for 12 weeks with movement-oriented music therapy like yoga, aerobics, calisthenics, and music therapy. The fine motor skills (coloring, sessoring and stringing beads) selected as a criterion variable were recorded prior to and immediately after the training program by test (coloring, sessoring and stringing beads) through the special educators. As the study was conducted on a special group of subjects being mentally challenged, only a single group design was used. The t-ratio was applied to find out the significant difference, if any, in the criterion variables between pre and post-tests. The result of the study revealed that there were significant differences on fine motor skills (coloring, sessoring and stringing beads) after a training period of 12 weeks.
Pages: 1849-1852  |  147 Views  2 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Dr. J Samuel Jesudoss. Efficacy of movement-oriented music therapy on fine motor skills among mentally challenged children. International Journal of Physiology, Nutrition and Physical Education. 2019; 4(1): 1849-1852.
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