- Japan Society of Human Growth and Development
- 発育発達研究 (ISSN:13408682)
- vol.1995, no.23, pp.67-73, 1995-06-30 (Released:2010-03-16)
It is reported that physical growth of blind and partially sighted children is in a poor level and the adolescent growth spurt is earlier in the blind than in the partially sighted and the sighted. Most of studies of age at menarche have noted earlier onset in the blind than in the sighted. These studies have suggested that blindness is associated with an age of menarche which is earlier than sighted adolescents. Previous studies described delays in the appearance of motor skills, especially agility, with poor physical work capacity and balance. A recent research has suggested that the physical work capacity and postural control of the blind and partially sighted can be developed by appropriate training. By some well-designed program, the blind and partially sighted children should be able to enhance the ability to use their potential to the fullest. The adapted physical activity should be better understood.