The effects of 8 week exercise program on reaction time performance of hearing impaired students at 11-14 years of age


Ozdemir M., TANIR H., ILKIM M. , ÖZMADEN M.

ERPA International Congresses on Education (ERPA), Budapest, Macaristan, 18 - 21 Mayıs 2017, cilt.37 identifier

Özet

This research is aiming to investigate the effects of 8-week exercise program on reaction time performance of hearing impaired students at 11-14 years of age. 32 students (n=16 girls and n=16 males) aged between 11-14 years in the Malatya Aksemseddin Secondary School for Hearing Impaired Students were participated in the study by the consent of their parents. The students were divided into 2 groups as athletes (n=8 girls and n=8 boys) and sedantary students (n=8 girls and n=8 boys). The athlete students are engaged in activities like "Turning to the front with the basketball ball with the ball and taking the pass, walking on the balance instrument which is 30 cm wide and 3 m long, making slight left and right bounces, 10 m short distance runnings, short distance rusting with a handball ball, throwing the basketball ball up about 2 m with a light, Sedantery students have not been subjected to any work during this period. The reaction time performances of all students participating in the 8 week were determined before and after workout program by the REACTION TIME HUBBARD - HAP brand device. It was determined that there was a significant difference between athletes and sedentary students in favor of the athletes in terms of pre-test and post-test results according to reaction time performance (p<0.05).To sum up it was found that the exercise program which was done for 3 days a week for 8 weeks, enhanced the reaction performance of hearing-impaired students aged 11-14 years.