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ERIC Number: EJ977623
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Aug
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 65
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0194-2638
The Assessment of Preschool Children's Participation: Internal Consistency and Construct Validity
Law, Mary; King, Gillian; Petrenchik, Theresa; Kertoy, Marilyn; Anaby, Dana
Physical & Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics, v32 n3 p272-287 Aug 2012
Participation in activities provides the means for young children to learn, play, develop skills, and develop a sense of personal identity. The Assessment of Preschool Children's Participation (APCP) is a newly developed measure to capture the participation of children aged 2 to 5 years and 11 months in the areas of play, skill development, active physical recreation, and social activities. Data from a clinical trial involving 120 children with cerebral palsy indicated that the APCP has moderate to very good internal consistency. The measure distinguishes between children below or above 4 years of age across levels of the Gross Motor Classification System, and between income levels below or above the median regional income range. The APCP, with a focus on preschool children, has potential use for assessment and identification of activity areas in which the child is participating and areas in which participation may be restricted. (Contains 5 tables and 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Canada; Ontario; Alberta; Pediatric Evaluation of Disabilities Inventory