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ERIC Number: EJ813919
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0959-4752
The Impact of Spatio-Temporal Constraints on Cursive Letter Handwriting in Children
Chartrel, Estelle; Vinter, Annie
Learning and Instruction, v18 n6 p537-547 Dec 2008
The study assessed the impact of spatial and temporal constraints on handwriting movements in young children. One hundred children of 5-7 years of age of both genders were given the task of copying isolated cursive letters under four conditions: normal, with temporal, spatial, or spatio-temporal constraints. The results showed that imposing spatio-temporal constraints on handwriting movements affected 5-year-olds' performance, at least for a subset of letters (those with the simplest shapes). The constraints probably enabled young children to free themselves from the models and helped them to better program their movements. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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