The effect of physical exercise participation on adaptive behavior in children with intellectual disability: A case report on hiking

Hoi Kin CHENG

Research output: Other contributionHonours Projects (HP)

Abstract

This thesis is a case report which conducted two phases to find out the relationship between motivation on physical exercise participation and the changes of adaptive behavior for children with mild Intellectual disability (ID). As there is growing attention on special education on children with ID, the purpose of the present study is to investigate if there are effects by physical exercises on adaptive behaviors in children with ID. The 1st phase was a survey and we had 54 data collected with questionnaires (see appendix I & II for more information), Adaptive Behaviors total score (ABS) had been generated which composed by 16 questions survey. ABS then compared with another questionnaire about motivation with 14 questions on physical exercise to find out the correlation between the level of ABS and motivation on physical exercise for children with ID. It was significant to find that motivation on physical exercise participation correlates with the improvement on adaptive behavior in children with ID in the 1st phase. Therefore, 2nd phase was a case report on the observation of how hiking activities changed the adaptive behavior of children with ID. 4 participants had been observed for 5 times of hiking activities to find out their improvement on adaptive behavior after intervention. The observation results shown that hiking with high motivation enhance adaptive skills acquisition in children with ID. This implied that hiking is a useful physical exercise for children with ID to participate and they will learn a lot in that process.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Keywords

  • Honours Project (HP)
  • Bachelor of Education (Honours) (Physical Education) (Five-year Full-time)
  • Programme code: A5B062
  • Course code: PES4903

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