TITLE

Parent-Assisted Instruction in a Motor Skill Program for At-Risk Preschool Children

AUTHOR(S)
Hamilton, Michelle; Goodway, Jacqueline; Haubenstricker, John
PUB. DATE
October 1999
SOURCE
Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly;Oct1999, Vol. 16 Issue 4, p415
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The purpose was to investigate the effectiveness of parental involvement on the acquisition of object-control skills of preschool children who are at risk for developmental delay or academic failure. The experimental group (n = 15) participated in an 8-week motor skill intervention program consisting of two 45-min lessons per week delivered by the children's parents. The control group (n = 12) participated in the regular motor skill program, which consisted of movement songs delivered by the parents. All children were pretested and posttested on the object-control subsonic of the Test of Gross Motor Development (Ulrich, 1985). Both groups performed in the lower 20th percentile on the pretest. A 2 x 2 (Group x Test) ANOVA revealed that the experimental group improved significantly in the object-control subscale score from pretest to posttest, whereas the control group did not change. The results provide support for including parents in the instructional process of children who are at risk for developmental delay or academic failure.
ACCESSION #
6194372

 

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