Energetic and Coordination Abilities of Deaf Children

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Anna Zwierzchowska, Krystyna Gawlik, Malgorzata Grabara

The presented paper has been focused on motor abilities of deaf children, with differentiation of energetic and coordination areas of fitness. The European Fitness Test “Eurofit” for children aged 6-18 (Eurofit 1989) was used to assess the level of motor abilities. Besides the “Eurofit” test, four other tests were performed to evaluate specific coordination abilities [Raczek 1995]. The results indicate that deafness may influence the outcome of motor tests, with significant differentiation of energetic and coordination abilities. It was assumed that energetic abilities of deaf children, unlike coordination ones, remain at an average level of healthy subjects.
Key words
motor abilities, coordination, deaf children

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