Motor differentiation`s and cognitive skill in pre-scholar age

  • Marianna Alesi Department of Psychological, Pedagogical and Educational Sciences. University of Palermo. Italy
  • Manuel Gómez-López Universidad de Murcia
  • Antonino Bianco Sport and Exercise Sciences Research Unit. University of Palermo. Italy http://orcid.org/0000-0001-8334-6581

Resumen

Little research has been produced about literacy readiness in Kindergarten children at risk for  Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD), despite this age being one of the most important epoch of motor and cognitive development. In this study we compared pre-literacy skills in Kindergarten children at risk for Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) with Typically Developing (TD) children. Participants were 26 Italian children, who had a mean age of 5.1 years, 13 at risk for DCD and 13 TD attending kindergarten schools. Pre-literacy abilities were measured trough tasks derived by the Italian PRCR-2 battery: Semi-circles (A and B), Letter identification and Object Naming Time. Significant differences were found between children at risk for DCD and TD children on tasks of visual memory of printed signs, visual analysis ability, visual discrimination and attention and sequentiality of eye movements. Findings suggest the need to implement pre-school cognitively challenging motor activities programs to enhance manual dexterity, aiming and catching skills as well as static and dynamic balance at early age

Biografía del autor

Marianna Alesi, Department of Psychological, Pedagogical and Educational Sciences. University of Palermo. Italy
Department of Psychological, Pedagogical and Educational Sciences, University of Palermo, Italy
Manuel Gómez-López, Universidad de Murcia

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Dpto. Actividad Física y Deporte

Antonino Bianco, Sport and Exercise Sciences Research Unit. University of Palermo. Italy
Sport and Exercise Sciences Research Unit, University of Palermo, Italy
Publicado
06-11-2018
Sección
Psicología del Deporte