The contribution of gender, orthographic, finger function, and visual- motor processes to the prediction of handwriting status

Naomi Weintraub*, Steve Graham

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Abstract

The present study examined if orthographic, finger function, and visual- motor processes as well as gender made a unique and significant contribution to the prediction of the handwriting status of fifth grade students classified as good or poor handwriters. Visual-motor integration and finger functioning made a unique and significant contribution to the prediction of handwriting status, whereas gender and orthographic processes did not. Furthermore, knowledge of children's gender, finger functioning, and visual- motor status resulted in the correct classification of 77% of the participating students as good or poor handwriters.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)121-140
Number of pages20
JournalOccupational Therapy Journal of Research
Volume20
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2000

Keywords

  • Finger functioning
  • Handwriting
  • Orthography
  • Visual-motor integration

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