CLOSED AREA ACTIVITIES EFFECT ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF HAND SKILLS IN EDUCABLE MENTALLY HANDICAPPED CHILDREN
EĞİTİLEBİLİR ZİHİNSEL ENGELLİ ÇOCUKLARIN EL BECERİLERİNİN GELİŞİMİNE, KAPALI ALAN AKTİVİTELERİNİN ETKİSİ

Author : Betül BAYAZIT - Evin AKTEKIN - Serap ÇOLAK - Tuncay ÇOLAK
Number of pages : 469-477

Summary

Hand skills, are functions which develops with time beginning from the childhood period and take and important place in humans life. This is more important in mentally handicapped than normal persons. In daily life activity, if hand skills activities are learnt as a standart movement pattern by mentally handicapped children, these can help them to appease some lacks during their life. Aim to research the effect of closed area activities to develop hand skills in educable mentally handicapped student. In study include 7 boys and 3 girls. First in pretest we determine the level of hand skills that they can accomplish. After, we apply closed area activities (painting, finger games, screwing off, tearing paper) to students during 16 weeks, 3 days per weeks, 2 hours per days. When choosing these activities, we pay attention to contain hand movements pattern needed in daily life. After the study, we have observed the ability to achieve activities with physical aid, taking one’s model, oral

Keywords

Development, hand, mentally handicap, recreation

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