2018, Vol. 3, Issue 1
Effects of a systematic manipulative skills motor activity programme on the eye-hand coordination of children with autism spectrum disorder
Author(s): Michael Xavier and Dr. Deepak Shendkar
The purpose of this experimental study was to investigate the effects of a Systematic Manipulative Skills Motor Activity (SMSMA) Programme on the Eye-Hand coordination of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). 10 children aged between 5 years to 7 years with moderate level of ASD were selected using the non-probability based convenience sampling technique. These children underwent a 6 week SMSMA Programme designed by the Researcher for 45mins, 5 days a week. The Eye-Hand coordination of these children was assessed using a Modified Minnesota Manual Dexterity (MMMD) assessment instrument. Descriptive statistics showed an increase in the mean performance from (523.25 sec, ±8.61) to (327.10 sec, ±5.46). Paired sample ‘t’ test was used to compare the change in performance which showed that the calculated ‘t’ value (70.275) was significant at 0.05 level of significance (p=0.000). Hence it was concluded that a 6 week SMSMA programme has a significant effect on the Eye-Hand coordination of children with ASD.
Pages: 251-254 | 741 Views 16 Downloads
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Michael Xavier, Dr. Deepak Shendkar. Effects of a systematic manipulative skills motor activity programme on the eye-hand coordination of children with autism spectrum disorder. Int J Physiol Nutr Phys Educ 2018;3(1):251-254.