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Title:Gross motor development in preschool children considered to be at risk for academic failure
Author(s):Bevins, Sharon Irish
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):McCollum, Jeanette A.
Department / Program:Education
Discipline:Education
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:Ph.D.
Genre:Dissertation
Subject(s):Health Sciences, Rehabilitation and Therapy
Education, Early Childhood
Education, Special
Abstract:A study of gross motor development in preschool children considered to be at risk for academic failure was conducted. One hundred thirty-seven three, four, and five year old children, enrolled in two sites participated in the study. Gross motor development was assessed by use of the gross motor section of the Peabody Developmental Motor Scales. Scores of total gross motor development and development in each of four subscales including Balance, Non-Locomotor, Locomotor, and Receipt and Propulsion of Objects were obtained. Results indicated that the gross motor development of these children was significantly different from what would be expected based on the normal distribution yielded by the norming sample for the test. Over half of the participants scored more than one standard deviation below the mean, with three-quarters of the participants scoring below average. Age and site differences were also found. Implications for children and teachers are discussed.
Issue Date:1995
Type:Text
Language:English
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/19079
Rights Information:Copyright 1995 Bevins, Sharon Irish
Date Available in IDEALS:2011-05-07
Identifier in Online Catalog:AAI9543534
OCLC Identifier:(UMI)AAI9543534


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