- 一般社団法人 Asian Society of Human Services
- vol.4, pp.1-9, 2017
For the physically disabled people, the posture is a crucial motion for all activities. In particular, in educational activities, the goals and activities need to be set up in relation to gravity. Currently, of teaching methods related to the posture, motion and movement in the special needs education for the physically disabled, the motion method is widely used. However, during the teaching of the pre-stage sensory integration method, the guidance on the right posture, motion and movement from the perspective of gravity is required. Thus, this study aims to analyze the overview of the sensory integration education method in Okinawa Prefecture, and to induce the corresponding tasks. The research methodology is to use and analyze 40 cases of "The Report on the Practice of Sensory Needs Integration Education Method," specified in the research collections of the special support school for the physically disabled in Okinawa Prefecture, from the perspective of gravity, posture, motion, and movement. In the analysis of posture, motion, and movement, five items of physical movement in self-dependence activities are used. The findings of this study indicated that the education field lacks the awareness of the importance of the relationship between the physically disabled children and gravity. Also, in posture, motion and movement, there was found to be a heavy lack of cases of using the sensory needs integration method from the perspective of 5 items of physical movement.