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ERIC Number: EJ928826
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 50
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0891-4222
Body Awareness in Preschool Children with Psychiatric Disorder
Simons, J.; Leitschuh, C.; Raymaekers, A.; Vandenbussche, I.
Research in Developmental Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, v32 n5 p1623-1630 Sep-Oct 2011
The purpose of this study was to investigate the body awareness of preschool children with a psychiatric disorder as measured by the test imitation of gestures (Berges & Lezine, 1978), using the subsections for pointing to body parts (passive vocabulary) and naming body parts (active vocabulary). Seventy-seven children from 37 to 72 months of age with psychiatric disorders and 67 children without psychiatric disorders were matched for age and sex. A MANOVA indicated no significant interaction effects on the results between the sexes in the psychiatric group and the control group for passive vocabulary (F(1,150) = 0.59, p greater than or equal to 0.05) or for active vocabulary (F(1,150) = 0.61, p greater than or equal to 0.05). An ANOVA was conducted to determine the differences between the boys and girls for passive and active vocabulary, and the differences between the psychiatric group and the control group for passive and active vocabulary. No significant differences between the boys and girls for passive vocabulary (F(1,150) = 1.968, p greater than or equal to 0.05) and active vocabulary (F(1,150) = 1.57, p greater than or equal to 0.05) were found. There was a significant difference between the psychiatric and the control group for passive vocabulary (F(1,150) = 9.511, p = 0.002) and active vocabulary (F(1,150) = 16.18, p = 0.00009). The study provides support for the presence of language disorders associated with active and passive body awareness in children with psychiatric disorders compared to typically developing children. (Contains 1 table and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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