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Manual Dexterity and Cognitive Functioning in Children

24th April, 2018

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Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology published research examining the relationship of manual dexterity and cognitive functioning in children after neonatal arterial ischemic stroke regardless of a diagnosis of cerebral palsy. The participants included 60 children with a past history of neonatal arterial ischemic stroke without epilepsy.  Fifteen children had a diagnosis of cerebral palsy which was clinically assessed at an average age of 7 years 2 months.

The following tests were used:

  • Nine-Hole Peg Test to assess finger dexterity.
  • Box and Blocks Test to assess hand dexterity.
  • Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children to assess cognitive functioning.

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