Effect of Yoga Intervention on Motor Functioning and Activity Daily Living of Intellectually Impaired Children

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Mukesh Kumar Rundla , Bharti Vijay**


Intellectual impairment refers to a condition where a person has below-average intellectual functioning, together with difficulties in adaptive behaviour. These difficulties are present from a young age and have a negative impact on the person's scholastic achievement. The present research attempts to ascertain the efficacy of yoga intervention schedules on motor functioning and activity daily living (ADL) of intellectually disabled children. Incidental purposive sampling technique was used in the present study a sample of 30 mild and moderate intellectually disabled children was selected, age range between 9- 15 years for all subjects with a mean of 12.50 and SD of 2.16. The sample was further randomly subdivided into two categories of 15 each i.e., (experimental group 15 & control group 15).  The assessment of motor functioning and activity daily living (ADL) was conducted with the help of Basic-MR part A. The positive impact of the yoga intervention schedule has been found on the motor functioning and ADL activities of intellectually disabled children in an experimental group whereas insignificant improvement was observed in the control group.


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