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Perceptuo-motor programme for developing prewriting skills in preshool

Mirjam Poljanšek (2019) Perceptuo-motor programme for developing prewriting skills in preshool. MSc thesis.

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    Abstract

    Pupils often have difficulties with handwriting at the beginning of primary school. These can happen in the area of perception, pencil grasp, visual-motor coordination, fine motor skills etc. Thus children do not have sufficient prewriting skills which are needed for effective handwriting instruction. Prewriting skills can be promoted in preschool years. We can help develop the skills crucial for successful academic performance with different intervention programs and consequently prevent emergence of learning difficulties in pupils at risk. For the purposes of this master's thesis we conducted a study on a sample of preschool children with developmental issues to verify the effectiveness of perpetuo-motor program of prewriting skills based on the program »Write from the start« by Teodorescu and L. Addy (1996), to assess the progress of children with developmental issues and in comparison with their peers without such issues. Our goals were (1) to assess prewriting skills of all six children who were chosen according to their preschool teachers' and parents' opinions, (2) to design and perform a perpetuo-motor program of prewriting skills based on the program Write from the start by Teodorescu and L. Addy (1996) and (3) to assess the progress of prewriting skills of children with developmental issues who were part of the program and in comparison with children without developmental issues who were not part of the program. The results of the preliminary assessment of prewriting skills have shown that the children from the experimental group had more difficulties in comparison with the children from the control group, nevertheless difficulties varied and were not seen in all prewriting skills. The results of the final assessment have shown improvement of prewriting skills (form constancy, figure-ground discrimination, fluency, pencil grasp) in children from the experimental group, but two children have progressed more that the third one who had some developmental delays and difficulties with drawing geometric shapes and pictures, visual-motor coordination, crossing the midline, visual tracking and spatial orientation. The children from the experimental group also progressed in comparison with the children from the control group, especially in visual-motor coordination and pencil grasp whereas no differences were shown in form constancy, understanding size, fluency and position of the body during drawing. The children from the control group had higher results in linear control. With this master's thesis we want to contribute to better understanding, assessment and intervention of preschool children's prewriting skills that are needed for efficient handwriting instruction in the early school years.

    Item Type: Thesis (MSc thesis)
    Keywords: prewriting skills, handwriting, preschool, perpetuo-motor program
    Number of Pages: 94
    Language of Content: Slovenian
    Mentor / Comentors:
    Mentor / ComentorsIDFunction
    izr. prof. dr. Helena Smrtnik VitulićMentor
    doc. dr. Milena Košak BabuderComentor
    Link to COBISS: http://www.cobiss.si/scripts/cobiss?command=search&base=50126&select=(ID=12448841)
    Institution: University of Ljubljana
    Department: Faculty of Education
    Item ID: 5742
    Date Deposited: 31 May 2019 13:55
    Last Modified: 31 May 2019 13:55
    URI: http://pefprints.pef.uni-lj.si/id/eprint/5742

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