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Critical Reviews™ in Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
SJR: 0.117 SNIP: 0.228 CiteScore™: 0.17

ISSN Print: 0896-2960
ISSN Online: 2162-6553

Critical Reviews™ in Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine

DOI: 10.1615/CritRevPhysRehabilMed.v7.i3.20
pages 233-252

Physical Rehabilitation of Individuals with Mental Retardation: Physical Fitness and Information Processing

Michael Horvat
University of Georgia
Ronald Croce
University of New Hampshire

ABSTRACT

This article reviews issues related to physical fitness and information processing capacities of individuals with mental retardation. The role of physical fitness and the ability to use information are related to increasing the functional capabilities of individuals with mental retardation. Research related to improving these capacities, and hence functional skill levels, are also examined.