Impact of Pranayama on Fine Moter Coordination Ability of Children with Intellectual Impairment


Approximately 2.5% to 3% of the children are intellectually impaired who lack fine motor coordination abilities like eye-hand coordination, grip strength in fingers, etc. There is a need to improve their condition for better survival. Pranayama has been found to be very effective in the case of general children in the development of these abilities. But there is very little study on the application of pranayama practice for children with intellectual impairment. In the present five mild intellectually impaired children of age ranges 7 - 10 years practiced the pranayama for 60 days. The performance of all children shows significant difference at 0.01 levels at 20 degree of freedom for the “inserting pegs task” developed by Indian Medico Instruments. It indicates the pranayama in an effective way to improve the fine motor coordination ability among children with intellectual impairment.

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Singh, S. and Singh, J. (2014) Impact of Pranayama on Fine Moter Coordination Ability of Children with Intellectual Impairment. Creative Education, 5, 273-278. doi: 10.4236/ce.2014.54036.

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