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ERIC Number: EJ1102382
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0973-8827
Effects of Hand-over-Hand Physical Guidance and Tracing on Prewriting Skills of Preschool-Aged Children
Wilson, Josie; McLaughlin, T. F.; Derby, K. Mark; Conley, Diane
Journal on Educational Psychology, v6 n2 p1-7 Aug-Oct 2013
The purpose of this study was to increase the formation of the pre-handwriting skill of imitating lines and circles with two 2-year-old preschool students using a hand-over-hand prompting procedure. Both students attended a preschool special education classroom in a rural school district. During baseline, line and circle imitation for both students were scribbles on the page within no specific symbols or letters. When hand-over-hand and tracing prompts were implemented, an increase circles and lines was found. For a second intervention, participant 1 was provided with a thick pencil for an additional intervention while participant 2 was given a specific drawing space. After these interventions, pre-handwriting skills further improved for both participants. The benefits of employing these interventions, within a single subject research design, are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Preschool Education; Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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