Relation of visual perception and visual-motor integration for clumsy children

Shula Parush*, Aviva Yochman, Dalit Cohen, Esther Gershon

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Abstract

Summary. - The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between visual perception and visual-motor integration in 30 normal children compared to 30 clumsy children. Difficulty in visual perception, as assessed by the Test of Visual-Perceptual Skills, accounts for about half the variance in the clumsy children's performance in visual-motor integration, as assessed by the Developmental Test of Visual Motor Integration. In contrast, the correlation between scores on these tests for normal control children was low and not significant. These results suggest that visual perception and visual-motor integration may be separate functions in normally developing children. When considering clumsy children, however, these functions cannot be considered as two independent skills.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)291-295
Number of pages5
JournalPerceptual and Motor Skills
Volume86
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1998

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