Title: EFFECT OF AQUATIC EXERCISES APPROACH (HALLIWICK-THERAPY) ON MOTOR SKILLS FOR CHILDREN WITH AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS
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Abstract (*) Aim. During neurological rehabilitation, monitoring of all points performed less frequently, since the main objective of the therapeutic use of Halliwick concept is independent swimming, but if you improve both independence outside as in the water. The 10-point program is complemented by the specific water therapy, a system for creating individual exercises that can be adapted and increased in difficulty by carefully selecting a combination of hydro mechanical effects, initial position and task. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of aquatic exercises approach (Halliwick-therapy) on motor skills for children with autism spectrum disorders. Methods. The study sample was selected from Al Amal Association in Mansoura state. The research sample consisted of (14) autistic children, and (4) autistic children were excluded for conducting the exploratory study. Results. Statistical analyses showed that: * Statistically significant differences between the pretests and posttests for the experimental group in 20m run, the standing broad jump test, Mushroom Float and Walking in the pool. * No significant differences between the pretests and posttests for the experimental group in Childhood Autism Rating Scale (CARS). Conclusions. Ten weeks from aquatic exercises approach (Halliwick-therapy) could affected on motor abilities for children with autism spectrum disorders. These results have to be taken into account by instructors in order to better understand and implicated of these concepts for technical effects of therapy. Keywords: Halliwick-therapy, aquatic exercises, autism spectrum disorders. Introduction As far as, the communities provide services and facilities to groups of people with special needs and their positive attitudes, as this shows the civilization and humanity of these communities and these services. Whether educational, medical, social, cultural or sports, the goal is to facilitate the way of life to them to the extent possible, and to assist them in obtaining their rights to live a decent and normal life within our larger society. Abdul Salam & Yousef, (1995) noted that global attention has recently increased with the education and rehabilitation of the disabled and working to utilize their potential to be an effective and productive force in the society in which they live. Rabia, Tariq, (2013) noted that in recent years efforts have been directed towards rehabilitating and caring for disabled children as a result of the development of human thought, equality of opportunity, equality and the rights of children so that they can live happily with their abilities and capabilities. According to (Simon, 2008) mental disabilities is one of the most important problems which faced the developing countries. Where the mentally handicapped are a burden on these countries and their families because they are, a nonproductive consumer energy and they always need those who depend on them and care for them. Therefore, developed countries have recently been interested in directing scientific research to study the phenomenon of mental disability to identify the abilities and potential of the mentally disabled, and to provide treatment programs to develop their remaining capacities so that they can rely on themselves partially or completely in their lives rather...
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Shams-Elden, Mohamed. "EFFECT OF AQUATIC EXERCISES APPROACH (HALLIWICK-THERAPY) ON MOTOR SKILLS FOR CHILDREN WITH AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS." Ovidius University Annals, Series Physical Education and Sport/Science, Movement and Health, vol. 17, no. 2, 2017, p. 490+. Academic OneFile, Accessed 25 Apr. 2019.

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