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Promoting balance and jumping skills in children with Down syndrome.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12027336     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The purpose of this study was to investigate the changes in balance and qualitative and quantitative jumping performances by 20 children with Down syndrome (3 to 6 years) on jumping lessons. 30 typical children ages 3 to 6 years were recruited as a comparison group. Before the jumping lesson, a pretest was given subjects for balance and jumping skill measures based on the Motor Proficiency and Motor Skill Inventory, respectively. Subjects with Down syndrome received 3 sessions on jumping per week for 6 weeks but not the typical children. Then, a posttest was administered to all subjects. Analysis of covariance showed the pre- and posttest differences on scores for floor walk, beam walk, and horizontal and vertical jumping by subjects with Down syndrome were significantly greater than those for the typical children.
Wai-Yi Wang; Yun-Huei Ju
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Perceptual and motor skills     Volume:  94     ISSN:  0031-5125     ISO Abbreviation:  Percept Mot Skills     Publication Date:  2002 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-05-24     Completed Date:  2002-12-04     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401131     Medline TA:  Percept Mot Skills     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  443-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
School of Rehabilitation Medicine, Kaohsiung Medical University, Taiwan, ROC.
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MeSH Terms
Child, Preschool
Down Syndrome / psychology,  rehabilitation*
Early Intervention (Education)*
Exercise / psychology
Follow-Up Studies
Motor Skills*
Postural Balance*

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