A Set of Movement Therapy Activities Developed for the Enhancement of Performing Arts Skills of Down Syndrome Children in Tertiary Education
Keywords:Activity Development, Performing Arts Skills, Down Syndrome Children
The purpose of this research was to develop a set of movement therapy activities developed for the enhancement of performing arts skills of Down Syndrome children in tertiary education. The population used in the research was purposive sampling, consisting of 2 students with Down Syndrome at Bachelor of Arts Program in Performing Arts, Chiang Mai Rajabhat University. The tools in this research consisted of 2 parts: 1) A set of movement therapy activities developed for the enhancement of performing arts skills of Down Syndrome children in tertiary education, 2) Performing arts skills assessment form for children with Down syndrome in tertiary education. The tools were developed by studying the documentation and research related to Down Syndrome, learning theory, performing arts skills, movement therapy, and passed the quality inspection by using the IOC index of conformity by 3 experts. The results of the research found that 1) a set of movement therapy activities developed for the enhancement of performing arts skills of Down Syndrome children in tertiary education, consisting of 8 activity plans which having an index of conformity (IOC) between 0.70 and 1.00 2) The 12-item performing arts skills assessment form for children with Down Syndrome in tertiary education has an index of conformity (IOC) between 0.70 and 1.00, so this tool was reliable enough to be used as a enhancing tool which be able to build performing arts skills for children with Down Syndrome in tertiary education.
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