Qualitative analysis of a pediatric strength intervention on the developmental stepping movements of infants with Down syndrome

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Publication Type Journal Article
School or College College of Health
Department Exercise & Sport Science
Creator Newton, Maria
Other Author Sayers, L. Kristi; Cowden, Jo E.; Warren, Barbara; Eason, Bobby
Title Qualitative analysis of a pediatric strength intervention on the developmental stepping movements of infants with Down syndrome
Date 1996
Description The purpose of this study was to describe the developmental stepping movements of 5 infants with Down syndrome who participated in a pediatric strength intervention. Pretest and posttest data were collected with the Hawaii Early Learning Profile Strands, Battelle Developmental Inventory, and specially designed gait analysis. An 8-week individualized pediatric strength intervention was implemented according to theoretical principles of progressive interactive facilitation (Cowden, in press). Posttest data and the Snyder-McLean (1987) intervention developmental quotient suggested an increase in the subjects' rates of motor development during intervention as compared to their lifetime rates prior to intervention. One subject showed increased rate and distance, 2 subjects acquired independent upright locomotion, and 1 subject established independent sitting movements and creeping patterns. One subject was unable to complete the study.
Type Text
Publisher Human Kinetics Publishers, Inc.
Volume 13
Issue 3
First Page 247
Last Page 268
Subject Developmental stepping movements; Strength intervention; Progressive interactive facilitation; Motor development
Subject LCSH Down syndrome; Infants
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Sayers, L. K., Cowden, J. E., Newton, M., Warren, B., & Eason, B. (1996). Qualitative analysis of a pediatric strength intervention on the developmental stepping movements of infants with Down syndrome. Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly, 13(3), 247-68.
Rights Management (c) Human Kinetics Publishers, Inc.
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Date Created 2012-06-13
Date Modified 2012-06-13
ID 705394
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6vt29hr
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