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‘The effects Physical Activity has on children/teenagers with special needs’



Abstract ……………….. ……………………………………………………Page 3 Introduction………………………………………………………………….Page 4 Literature Review 1.0………………………………………………………...Page 5 Introduction of literature review 1.1…………………………………………Page 5 Types of disabilities and barriers to overcome

when teaching the children 1.2…………………………………………. . …Page 6, 7 The benefits of physical activity 1.3……………………………………… ...Page 8 Special Olympics Ireland Quotes 1.4…………………………………….. .. Page 9,10, 11, 12
Methodology 1.6……………………………………………………………..Page 13

Presentation Results from interviewed Question’s 1.7…………………Page 14, 15 Findings 1.8………………………………………………………………….Page 16

Conclusion 1.9……………………………………………………………… Page 17

Bibliography 2.0……………………………………………………………..Page 18

Abstract

The aim of this project was to determine just how important physical activity is in general, the effects and importance it has on children with special needs. Also the impact it has on the children’s concentration levels in class. The reader approached this topic by interviewing two teachers one a special needs assistance in a school for children with disabilities and the second was to interview a teacher in a mixed public community school. The idea of interviewing two completely different types of teachers was to compare and contrast the difference in how they feel physical activity helps there students attending there school.

Introduction

‘Everyone of the children are equal and sport helps them see that their not alone with their struggles’ (quote from the interview)

The author researched this topic with the use of books, surveys journals and newspaper articles. This is all evident in the literature review. The author then decided what research method to use. The author then chose to write up a structured interview. A qualitative research interview seeks to cover both a factual and a meaning level, though it is usually more difficult to interview on a meaning level. (Kvale,1996). The author feels interviews are a far more personal form of research than questionnaires and an interview is ideal for this particular topic.

Literature Review 1.0

Introduction of Literature review 1.1

In this chapter the author is going to research a topic with the use of literature. The author is researching one main topic which is the effects physical activity has on school-aged children and youth with disabilities. People with disabilities are less likely to engage in regular activity which is why it should start at a young age in schools. Firstly an interview was conducted by the researcher to the principle of St. Hildas community school asking various different questions relating to types of sport, the impact it has on their education and the various sports available to them. This interview relates to the topic because it is important to the reader, not only would physical activity improve co-ordination, balance, communication, co-operation and involving interaction with others, but it gives children a sense of achievement. Following on from that, the researcher looked at the different types of disabilities and teaching points coaches/teachers will have to undergo when dealing with children with special need. Some famous quotes where added into the literature review and how the world of sport changed people’s lives around.

Types of disabilities and barriers to overcome when teaching the children 1.2

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