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Children with poor motor skills

Nuša Povšič (2014) Children with poor motor skills. Diploma thesis.

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    Abstract

    A well-developed motor skill enables a child to achieve good results while conquering school skills. Parents and educators can recognize certain motor skill problems in the pre-school period. These problems are usually being dealt with after the children start their compulsory education. As a consequence, the child has difficulties with conquering educational skill (writing, reading). Specific learning disabilities may appear, such as dyslexia and dyspraxia. The primary purpose of this diploma thesis is to determine the connection between problems in the area of kinesiology and the problems in the area of graphomotor skills. There were 38 children involved in the research. All of them attend elementary schools in Zasavje. The data used in the empirical part of the diploma thesis were acquired from the questionnaire, titled Vprašalnik razvojne motnje koordinacije (Questionnaire of development coordination disorder, op. p.), and with a detection test. With the questionnaire we have acquired data for a group of 6-year-old children and how their motor skills function. The detection test showed us where in the area of graphomotor skills the children have difficulties. The answers in the questionnaire were submitted by the children’s teachers, whereas the tasks in the detections test were solved by the children themselves for the purpose of collecting the assessments of their abilities. We have determined that the children, who were evaluated as unsuccessful in Vprašalnik razvojne motnje koncentracije (Questionnaire of development coordination disorder), had poorer results with the tasks in detection test. Spearman correlation coefficient showed that there is a significant correlation between Vprašalnik razvojne motnje koncentracije (Questionnaire of development coordination disorder) and the task 1, and Vprašalnik razvojne motnje koncentracije (Questionnaire of development coordination disorder) and the task 2. We have also determined that the biggest problems for 6-year-old children are following a line without interruption, drawing straight lines in line and the tracing of different shapes, such as a deltoid and a rhombus. These problems appear in the field of graphomotor skills.

    Item Type: Thesis (Diploma thesis)
    Keywords: motor skills and motor abilities, gross motor skills, graphomotor skills, motor skill problems
    Number of Pages: 67
    Language of Content: Slovenian
    Mentor / Comentors:
    Mentor / ComentorsIDFunction
    izr. prof. dr. Tjaša FilipčičMentor
    asist. Jerneja TerčonComentor
    Link to COBISS: http://www.cobiss.si/scripts/cobiss?command=search&base=50126&select=(ID=10233417)
    Institution: University of Ljubljana
    Department: Faculty of Education
    Item ID: 2507
    Date Deposited: 09 Oct 2014 11:46
    Last Modified: 12 Nov 2015 14:10
    URI: http://pefprints.pef.uni-lj.si/id/eprint/2507

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