IMPACT OF INCLUSIVE SPORTS AND GAMES ON THE INDEPENDENT LIFE SKILLS OF THE INTELLECTUALLY CHALLENGED INDIVIDUALS
The independent life skills of the Students with Intellectual Disabilities has always been a challenge for the parents and the society. These people face more failure and rejection from the society. The study aims to investigate the effects of inclusive sports program on the cognitive development of the intellectually challenged people, having borderline to mild intellectual deficits. 30 students (boys and girls) of Karachi Vocational Training Centre were selected. The students were attending the inclusive sports for 200 minutes per week. Their memory, gross and fine motor as well as learning was assessed. Evaluation was conducted. The findings showed that the 30 students who were engaged in inclusive sports engaged socially more willingly and had improvement in cognitive, fine /Gross motor skill development hence improving independent life skills. Hence, this shows that Inclusive sports training facilitates the induction and training of students in vocational training which leads towards inclusion i.e job placement in the mainstream society.