Date of Award

1992

Document Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Department

Kinesiology

First Advisor

B. Don Franks

Abstract

This study sought to determine the effects of prompting on the catching proficiency of young mildly mentally retarded boys. The study randomly assigned seventy-two 7 year old boys, thirty-six nondisabled and thirty-six mildly mentally retarded, to 3 treatment groups. The treatment were No, 1 or 3 prompts. The subjects were initially given an catching proficiency pretest. Next, they were given 6 practice sessions over a 2 week period. Finally, they were given a catching proficiency posttest. Both the mentally retarded and nondisabled groups in this study improved with practice. In terms of prompting, 1 prompt was as effective as 3 prompts.

Pages

69

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