Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science


Master of Physical Education


This study is being made to determine what procedure may be organized for a physical education program that will meet the needs of the educable mentally retarded, and the orthopedic handicapped children in any school or any community that will be practical enough for any physical education teacher or any classroom teacher to get an idea of what he or she can do to help these children.

There are several reasons for the consideration of physical education for the educable mentally retarded, and the orthopedic handicapped children in the modern schools of today. The exceptional child is one who differs definitely in mental, physical, emotional, or behavioral characteristics so much that he cannot profit fully from the standard curriculum; special provisions must be made for him if he is to realize his potential and make social adjustment.

This paper is limited to the characteristics of children in the junior high schools with special problems. It is attempting to design a physical education program for junior high school students who fall into the categories mentioned above.

It was assumed by the writer that physical education should be made available for special children with a good purpose in mind. It was farther assumed that a survey of the community would yield evidence of the importance of physical education for the special children at all levels of education. It was also assumed that many of the methods used with special children in physical education are ineffective. Also, there are procedures, which, if employed early enough would contribute considerably toward the self improvement of the child at an early age.

Committee Chair/Advisor

L. Moore

Committee Member

S. Lindsay


Prairie View A&M College


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Date of Digitization


Contributing Institution

John B Coleman Library

City of Publication

Prairie View





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