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Predictability of Visual Motor Task

1st April, 2013

[Source: Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology via Your Therapy Source]
Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology published research on visual motor deficits in very preterm children.  There were 58 very preterm children (average age 7 yr 6 months and average gestational age 29.2 weeks) and 64 age matched full term children in the study.  The participants IQ was measured and a diagnosis of developmental coordination disorder (DCD) was given if the child scored below the 15th percentile on the Movement Assessment Battery for Children.  The children traced a trail on a touch screen using their index finger to evaluation visual motor performance.  In one condition the children traced a predictable path and in the other condition it was an unpredictable or unstructured path.
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