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Evaluation of manual dexterity in early education
Año:2015
Áreas de investigación
  • Desarrollo y maduración,
  • Tecnología electrónica y de las comunicaciones
Datos
Descripción
Part of the recent research on fine motor skills questions the existence of a general factor of manual dexterity. If this manual dexterity factor is not proved this would affect the suitability of using motor development scales. The present study aimed at developing a set of tasks to evaluate manual dexterity in early education involving each hand to identify hand preference development. Specifically, the aim was to explore inter- and intra-task correlations by way of a series of object-manipulation tasks using objects of a size and weight adapted to children 3-6 years old, and to be administered easily by staff working in early education settings. In a first study using three tasks -Posting coins, Moving pegs, and Threading eyebolts- involving separately left and right hand (6 trials), 151 children aged 3-6 years have participated. The results show high inter- and intra-task correlations, and one factor explaining 64.03% of the total variance. Individual differences in motor skills and in hand preference are confirmed a year later, and correlate with children?s writing skills when starting compulsory education. Implications for school and home are mentioned, emphasizing the interest of these type of studies for detecting typical/atypical developmental pathways
Internacional
Si
Nombre congreso
17th European Conference on Developmental Psychology
Tipo de participación
960
Lugar del congreso
Braga (Portugal)
Revisores
Si
ISBN o ISSN
978-88-7587-733-0
DOI
Fecha inicio congreso
08/09/2015
Fecha fin congreso
12/09/2015
Desde la página
1
Hasta la página
6
Título de las actas
Proceedings of the XVII European Conference on Developmental Psychology. Medimond International Proceedings
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Participantes
  • Autor: José Eugenio Ortega Ruano (UAM)
  • Autor: Cristina del Barrio Martínez (UAM)
  • Autor: Susana Nuñez Nagy (UAH)
  • Autor: Javier Malagon Hernandez (UPM)
Grupos de investigación, Departamentos, Centros e Institutos de I+D+i relacionados
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Sistemas Telemáticos para la Sociedad de la Información y el conocimiento
  • Departamento: Ingeniería Telemática y Electrónica
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