ERIC Number: ED126001
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Evaluating Motor and Perceptual-Motor Development: Evaluating the Psychomotor Functioning of Infants and Young Children.
Cooper, Walter E.
The author considers the importance of evaluating preschoolers' perceptual motor development, the usefulness of various evaluation techniques, and the specific psychomotor abilities that require evaluation. He quotes researchers to underline the difficulty of choosing appropriate evaluative techniques and to stress the importance of taking preventative rather than remedial or rehabilitative approaches. Various taxonomies of psychomotor abilities are outlined. Review of available evaluation procedures is said to indicate that screening instruments are adequate although research on intervention strategies and stimulation programs is lacking. Fundamental, task-oriented movement patterns are charted. Physical educators are encouraged to develop the basic motor patterns and skilled movements that comprise physical fitness in programs for young children to insure that physical activities become an integral part of children's lifestyles. (GW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation Southern District Convention (Mobile, Alabama, March 18-21, 1976)