Analyzation of the Handling Skills Training Level in Children Suffering from the Down Syndrome


  • Ofelia Popescu University Polytechnic of Bucharest, Splaiul Independentei, 313, Romania
  • Nicoleta Leonte Polytechnic University of Bucharest, no. 313 Splaiul Independenței, Romania



Intellectual disability is one of the most complex phenomena, involving interventions from the medical, psychological, pedagogical and sociological spheres, interventions that must be carried out as early as possible and that lead to the shaping of the child's personality. Despite the large number of problems and limitations, children with intellectual disabilities can acquire motor skills, but, for this, they need special conditions adapted to their own abilities, coupled with permanent supervision. This paper aims to analyze the level of handling skills training in children who suffer from the Down syndrome, following the implementation of a kinetic stimulation program that uses applicative paths. The research brought together a sample of 19 children suffering from the Down syndrome aged 3 to 8. The results obtained showed an improvement in the level of the fundamental motor skills training (objects handling) of the research subjects.


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