Effects of an Educational Aquatic Programme for Children with Angelman Syndrome on the Physical Dimension: A Qualitative Study
Jaime Cantallops Ramón
Pere Antoni Borràs Rotger
Francesc Xavier Ponseti Verdaguer
Pere Palou Sampol
*Corresponding author: Jaime Cantallops Ramón firstname.lastname@example.org
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Cantallops Ramón, J., Vidal Conti, J., Borràs Rotger, PA, Ponseti Verdaguer, FX, & Palou Sampol, P. (2011). Effects of an Educational Aquatic Programme for Children with Angelman Syndrome on the Physical Dimension: A Qualitative Study. Apuntes. Educación Física y Deportes, 103, 16-23.
The aim of this research is to draw up and implement an educational aquatic programme for severely handicapped pupils at a special education centre in order to provide an educational resource that can contribute towards their global education and at the same time evaluate its benefits. This study has been carried out because of the lack of research and practical experience that connect water as a learning medium with severely disabled people. We have worked with a total of two Angelman Syndrome participants aged between 11 and 13. The information has been compiled from interviews with professionals, video recordings of the sessions, and log sheets. The results show that the aquatic medium can contribute towards the physical development of the participants.
Received: December 17, 2008
Accepted: March 6, 2009
Published: January 01, 2011
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