ERIC Number: ED291202
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Sep
Movement Control in Cerebral Palsied Children during a Developmental Test.
Hallam, Philippa M.; Williams, John G.
The purpose of the study was to determine whether particular aspects of movement control influenced the performance of 2-year-old children on a standard developmental test, and thus influenced assessments of intellectual progress based on that test. Six cerebral-palsied (CP) children were compared with six children not suffering motor system dyscontrol (NCP) on a brick tower-building task. Results showed that the most competent CP child achieved the same level as the least competent NCP child. Two distinct sub-groups were found within the CP group--one which achieved acceptable age-related performance with slightly lower levels of control than the NCP group and another which showed very low levels of control especially in digital manipulation of the test objects. (Author/JDD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Researchers; Parents
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the British Psychological Society Developmental Section (2nd, York, England, September 11-14, 1987).