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roshandel hesari A, Daneshi Nejad M H, Jafari M. Effect of Perceptual-Motor Training on Static Balance in Mentally Retarded Children. Paramedical Sciences and Military Health. 2017; 12 (1) :12-17
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1- Department of Sport Pathology and Corrective Exercises, Faculty of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, Islamic Azad University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran , ali.roshandel1992@yahoo.com
2- Department of Fluid Mechanics, Faculty of Technical Engineering, Military University of Imam Ali. Tehran, Iran.
3- Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Bojnord Medical University, North Khorasan, Iran.
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Introduction: Mentally retarded children have physically less ability compared to their normal counterparts. Regarding the fact that psychomotor exercises may greatly improve such a condition, the present study aimed to investigate the impact of psychomotor exercises upon the static balance of mentally retarded students in North khorasan.
Methods and Materials: In the current study, 16 mentally retarded boy students were assigned to two eight-member namely study groups and control group. Participants conducted psychomotor exercises during 8 weeks. Each week included 3 sessions about 60 minutes. Standing on one leg test was used to measure the balance. This test was taken from both study and control groups before and after 8 weeks of psychomotor exercises in study group. Data were analyzed using independent t-test (p<0/05).
Results: The results indicated that there is a significant relationship between static balance and perceptual-motor training in mentally retarded children (p<0/05).
Discussion and Conclusion: Based on the results, static balance of mentally retarded children may significantly improve because of the aforementioned exercises.


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Received: 2017/06/16 | Accepted: 2017/07/11 | Published: 2017/07/11

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