Use of Adapted Bicycles on the Learning of Conventional Cycling by Children with Mental RetardationBy Burt, Tammy L.; Porretta, David L.; Klein, Richard E.; Education and Training in Developmental Disabilities, Vol. 42, No. 3, pp. 364-379
Publication Date: September 2007
Study investigated the effects of using adapted bicycles on the acquisition, maintenance, and generalization of conventional cycling skills by 7 children with mild mental retardation. All participants were introduced to conventional cycling through a series of 4 progressively challenging adapted bicycles. Participants were required to ride as far as possible for each trial. Feedback consisted of pedal rate, head position, and steering participation. Acquisition of conventional cycling was achieved by all 7 participants. Maintenance was demonstrated by 5 (71.4 percent) of the participants and generalization was demonstrated by 3 (42.9 percent) of the participants. The results demonstrate that the use of a series of adapted bicycles can lead to the acquisition of conventional cycling skills for children with mild retardation.
Published by: Council for Exceptional Children (Website:http://www.cec.sped.org)
Division on Developmental Disabilities (DDD) of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) (Web Site: http://www.dddcec.org )
This publication is included in the library of the National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC), accession number J52843