Impact Of Inclusive Sports and Games on The Independent Life Skills of The Intellectually Challenged Individuals


  • Farheen Dossal Chief Operating Officer, Karachi Vocational Training Centre Karachi, Pakistan
  • Shagufta Shehzadi Dean, Faculty of Education, University of Karachi, Pakistan
  • Sabeen Dossal Family Relations Manager, Karachi Vocational Training Centre Karachi, Pakistan



Inclusive Sports Program (ISP), Vocational Training Skills (VTS), Students with Intellectual Disabilities (SWID), Mild Intellectual Disabilities (MID), Moderate Intellectual Disabilities (MDID)


The major goal of the study is to determine how inclusive sports help people with intellectual disabilities develop their fine and gross motor skills, cognitive abilities, and independent living skills. The sample was collected from 100 special students from 5 special schools in Karachi. The students were engaged in inclusive sports and games for 24 weeks, with a 40-minute session taken 5 days a week. The distribution size of questionnaire was 120, divided into two parts first for 20 trainers and second half for 100 parents. Their learning, memory, and gross and fine motor skills were evaluated. There were pre- and post-evaluations done. The results demonstrated that, in comparison to children before they participated in the inclusive sports program, 88% showed improvement socially, emotionally and with improved cognitive and fine/gross motor skill development proving that inclusive sports therapy has a positive impact on the development of different aspects of disabilities.