Date of Award
Action Research Paper
Superseded Degree Name
Master Of Arts In Special Education
Colleges & School
College Of Education And Leadership
Sister Gabrielle Kowalski, O.S.F.
Library of Congress Subject Heading
Physical fitness--Psychological aspects; Martial arts for children; Martial arts--Psychological aspects; Psychotherapy
The impact of Taekwondo training as a therapy for children with mild to moderate special needs was examined. Two children participated in the study to determine whether social, emotional, and physical capabilities increased after twenty sessions of training. Results indicated that the children’s physical needs and capabilities did increase. Social interactions with other children became more natural for the participants and increased as they attended more training sessions. The children maintained positive attitudes throughout the intervention within a small group setting as well as a large group setting. The activity-focused intervention allowed the children to increase participation through a repeated routine.
Ambrose, Bethann, "Martial arts as a therapy" (2012). Master's Theses, Capstones, and Projects. 345.