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Volume 48, 2018ERPA International Congresses on Education 2018 (ERPA 2018)
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|Published online||15 August 2018|
Investigate the effect of bicycle education provided for children with autism on recognising bicycle and cycling skill
Kocaeli University Sport Sciences Faculty 41380 Umuttepe Kocaeli / Türkiye
e Mavi Otizm Sports Club Association President Tekirdaǧ / Türkiye
* Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of bicycle training on children with autism on their ability to recognize and ride cycling. The sample of the study consisted of 33 children aged 5-17 years. The prepared program was applied for 3 days per week and 2 sessions for each child separately. "Cycling riding skill observation form for autistic individuals" which prepared by Kavlak was used as a data collection tool. The data obtained from the form was analyzed with the SPSS 22 packet program. Descriptive statistics and from dependent variables Wilcoxon Test was applied to non-normal distribution data (p<0.05). At the end of study; a statistically significant difference (p =. 000) was found between the pre-test / post-test scores of the cycling skill observation form. This difference was also found in all the items on the form. Bicycle Skill Training has been a positive influence on children with autism. And all the children who participated in the exercise learned to use bicycles. Such special trainings will help their development and maintain a happier life.
Key words: Autism / Child / Cycling
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