The purpose of the study was to find out the effect of Physical Education program on motor behavior and selected coordinative abilities of deaf and dumb students.
It was hypothesized that there would be a significant effect of Physical
Education program on the motor behavior and selected coordinative
abilities of deaf and dumb students.
Sixty students of Government Lady Nofee Secondary School for deaf, New Delhi were selected as a sample by Random Sampling Method.
Distance Perception Test, Bass Kinesthetic Test, Kinesthetic Obstacle Test, Accuracy Test, Bass Stick Test, Modified Bass Test, Rhythm Run dance Test and Nelson Speed of movement Test were used for data collection.
A Random Group Design was adopted in this study.The duration of treatment was 8 weeks. Assessed the motor behavior and selected coordinative abilities.
The data were analyzed with the help of t-test.
The findings of study were: (1) There was a significant effect of Physical Education Program on kinesthetic perception. The regular program helped the subjects to perceive their body movements, developed precision, alertness of mind and body. (2) Accuracy improved due to regular involvement in physical activity. (3) The scores in the balance tests improved significantly. There is generally lack of balance and coordination among deaf subjects. (4) The score of rhythm improved after sight week of participation in physical Education program. (5) Reaction scores improved due to their participation in physical activity. (6) On the whole results showed that the students improved significantly in coordinative abilities after their active involvement in physical activity, which comprised of gymnastics, athletics and yoga.
Keyword(s): Motor Behavior, Deaf , Dumb