M.A. in Learning Disabilities
Interdisciplinary and Inclusive Education
College of Education
Children with disabilities--Education (Preschool); Children with disabilities--Education
Disability and Equity in Education
The purpose of this study was to determine whether exposure to a creative dance instructional program would promote growth in the areas of language development and motor skills with preschool handicapped children. Eight youngsters were selected to serve as an experimental group while eight others served as a control group receiving no formal instruction.
The Learning Accomplishment Profile (LAP) and the Peabody Developmental Motor Scales and Activity Cards Test and a Help Checklist served to assess levels before and after the program of instruction.
The results of the study indicated that growth in receptive and expressive language development as well as fine and gross motor skills was a function of exposure to a creative movement program. The outcomes, although encouraging, suggest the need for further study to completely validate results.
Barnett, Sandra R., "Utilizing creative movement to enrich the growth and development of preschool handicapped children" (1997). Theses and Dissertations. 2023.