2018, Vol. 3, Issue 2
Impact of music therapy on mathematical skills of educable mentally challenged children
Author(s): Dr. J Samuel Jesudoss
The purpose of the study was to find out the effect of movement oriented music therapy on Mathematical Skills of educable mentally challenged children. To achieve this purpose, forty mild (educable) mentally challenged children were randomly selected from Balavighar School, kilpauk, Chennai. The subjects who adolescent boys and girls ranging from 12 to 17 years of age. They were randomly divided into two equal groups. The experimental group consists of 20 mild mentally challenged children and control group 20 mild mentally challenged children. The subjects were trained for 12 weeks with movement oriented therapy like yoga, aerobics, calisthenics, and music therapy. The Mathematical Skills as one of the cognitive domains was selected as a criterion variables were recorded prior, mid and immediately after the training program by the test Numbers Counting through the special educators. The Two way repeated measures of ANOVA were applied to find out the significant difference if any in the criterion variables between pre mid and post-tests. The result of the study revealed that there was significant differences on Mathematical Skills after a training period of 12 weeks, which included movement therapy.
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How to cite this article:
Dr. J Samuel Jesudoss. Impact of music therapy on mathematical skills of educable mentally challenged children. Int J Physiol Nutr Phys Educ 2018;3(2):37-39.