Published by:
Deanship of Scientific Research
Al-Ahliyya Amman University, Amman, Jordan

ISSN (Print Version): 1684-0615

ISSN (Online Version): 2616-2814

The Effectiveness of the Training Program Based on Swimming and on the Theory of Movement Awareness Developed by Kivart on ADHD

Volume 21, Issue No 2, 2018

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Pages: 147 - 168


The Present study aimed to find out how effective the training program based on swimming and on Kephart’s Perceptual Motor theory in Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). The sample of this study consisted of (8) children, all of whom were girls and all were affected with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. The girls were selected from the Schools in Princess Nora Bint Abdul Rahman University in Riyadh city, Saudi Arabia. Their age ranged from six to eight years old. To achieve the purpose of the study, one group design (N=8) children, a measurement for estimating behavior of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, and a training program were used. The results showed that there were statistically significant differences in relation to ADHD measurement from the point of view of all mothers and in its effect on the pre-measurement and post-measurement in favor of the post. It also showed that there were no statistically significant differences on the measurement as a whole and its effect on both the post-measurement and the follow-up measurement three weeks after the end of the program.

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Training Programs, Swimming, Perceptual Motor Theory, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

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