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Amouzadeh F, ShetabBoushehri N, Mehdi pur A. The effect of the school games on the locomotor skills of male students suffering from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). yafte. 2013; 15 (1) :83-91
URL: http://yafte.lums.ac.ir/article-1-1192-en.html

MSc in Motor Behavior Faculty of Physical Education
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Background: the motor function of children with ADHD is lower than normal children, therefore, the goal of this study was to investigate the effect of the school games on the locomotor skills of the first to third grade male students of Khorramabad primary schools suffering from ADHD. Materials and Methods: In order to do the research, 20 male students out of 40 with ADHD were selected. These students were classified into two control and experimental groups, each containing 10 subjects (similar average age P=0.649, manipulation skill P=0.85). The training group was then subjected to 18 forty five-minute long sessions of school games. The locomotor skills of these students were assessed using the Ulrich's tool. The Kolmogorov-Smirnov test was applied to study the normal distribution of the data, while paired samples t-test and independent samples t-test were used to compare the means in a significant level of P<0.05. Results: The results suggested that the data conformed to a normal distribution, and that school games could significantly improve the manipulation skills of the experimental group. Furthermore, the findings demonstrated that, the experimental group in comparision with the control group is superior in terms of the manipulation skills. Conclusion: Based on the results of this study, it is suggested that the school games be incorporated into the educational curriculum of the ADHD suffering students to ensure the improvement of their locomotor skills.
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Received: 2013/05/12 | Accepted: 2013/05/20 | Published: 2013/05/20

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