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The purpose of this study was to promote body coordination and body perception competence for young children with developmental delays by psychomotorik, and to examine how movement experiences change play behaviors for them. The subjects of this study were 6 young children at a child development center in Suwon City who are ages 4 through 7 years old and were diagnosed with developmental delays. For the children, psychomotorik was used through 16 sessions for 8 weeks, and the effects of the intervention were measured through a pretest and a posttest using items related to body coordination extracted from KTK (Körperkoordination Test für Kinder) developed by Schilling and Kiphard(1974), the perceptual motor ability test developed by Gallahue(1998), and the perceptual motor ability test used by Lee Yeong‐sim(1997). In addition, for changes in play behaviors that could not be measured by a quantitative test, the researcher determined behavioral changes in the children at each session using ‘A Scale for Behavioral Observation in Play and Movement Tasks(Zimmer, 2005),’ and changes in the children’s play behavior caused by the intervention were examined by keeping an observation sheet. Data obtained by testing body coordination and body perception competence were analyzed comparatively for each sub‐factor, and the scores of the pretest and posttest and the total scores were compared. Moreover, the children’s behavioral changes during play and movement tasks were divided into the early, middle and late periods, and the changes were described in the mean values of the periods. Furthermore, behavioral changes were examined by analyzing the children’s play behaviors through the observation sheet. The results of this study are as follows. Psychomotorik was effective for improving the body coordination and body perception competence of young children with developmental delays. Also psychomotorik was effective for improving interests in new things, autonomous motivation, enjoyment of movements, endurance, and experience in materials among the sub‐factors of the play behavior of young children with developmental delays, and also for qualitative improvement in interaction with peers and the contents of plays. In conclusion, the results of this study emphasized again the importance of voluntary amusing plays for young children with developmental delays, and suggested the applicability of psychomotorik for enhancing the overall performance of young children with developmental delays.