Teaching of Basic Posture Skills in Visually Impaired Individuals and Its Implementation Under Aggravated Conditions

  •  Ceren Suveren-Erdogan    
  •  Sibel Suveren    


The aim of this study is to enable basic posture exercises to be included in the basic exercises of the visually impaired individuals as a step to learn more difficult movements, to guide the instructors in order to make efficient progress in a short time and to help more numbers of disabled individuals benefit from these studies.

Method: 15 visually impaired sedentary students from the Department of Special Education, the Gazi Faculty of Education, who take the course Physical Education and Game Teaching for Visually Impaired People participated in the study. Following the verbal information about the study, the visually impaired students were asked to try 5 movements with difficult conditions. During the next 10 weeks, he course continued in the practice section (1 day, 45 minutes per week) and all the basic postures, included in the program with the help of the instructor’s verbal and physical help, were applied. 10 weeks later, visually impaired students were asked to retry the 5 movements which they were asked to do at the beginning of the program. The study was carried out with compilation method and the results were recorded on the basis of observation.

Conclusion: As a result of this study, it was observed that visually impaired individuals who have successfully learned the basic postures with verbal communication and physical help can apply movements with difficult conditions more easily and with fewer mistakes compared to the early attempts and movement qualities (technical production) have significantly increased. Based on this, it can be concluded that basic postures are of great benefit in movement training and progress of visually impaired individuals.

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  • ISSN(Print): 1927-5250
  • ISSN(Online): 1927-5269
  • Started: 2012
  • Frequency: bimonthly

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