Vol. 1, Issue 1 (2016)
Enhancing memory span among children with intellectual impairment through Yogasanas practices
Author(s): Dr. Sunita Singh, Dr. Jay Prakash Singh
Abstract: Yogasana is based on a sound knowledge of human anatomy and physiology. The present paper is trying to find out impact of Yogasanas on memory span among children with intellectual impairment. It is an experimental study. For these purpose ten children with intellectual impairment as a case of study is selected. Identification of the cases is done in three phases. In this study, the adapted Yogasanas are the independent variable whereas the dependent variable is the change in performance on memory span tool. Four tools i.e. Draw-A-Man Test (To assess the intelligence quotient of child), Vineland Social Maturity Scale (To assess adaptive behaviour of child), BASIC-MR (Part A) to assess current level of skill behaviours in child and a self-developed Memory Span Tool are used to achieve the objective of the study. The findings indicate that Yogasanas practices enhance the memory span of the children with intellectual impairment. The findings of the present work are very helpful for teachers, parents and policy makers too.