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ERIC Number: EJ979715
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
ISSN: ISSN-0827-3383
Motor Performance and Rhythmic Perception of Children with Intellectual and Developmental Disability and Developmental Coordination Disorder
Kartasidou, Lefkothea; Varsamis, Panagiotis; Sampsonidou, Anna
International Journal of Special Education, v27 n1 p74-80 2012
Professionals who work with children presenting intellectual and developmental disability (IDD) and developmental coordination disorder (DCD) are concerned with their motor development and their rhythmic perception. The aim of this study is to investigate the correlation between a motor performance test and a music rhythmic test that measures performance of rhythmic perception in tactile, auditory, auditory-visual, auditory-visual-tactile sensory conditions. Participants were 19 children, ten with intellectual and developmental disability (IDD) and nine with developmental coordination disorder (DCD), their age ranging between 5 to 12 years. The results confirmed numerous links between motor performance scores and rhythmic perception scores. These findings are in line with previous theoretical standpoints and empirical research. However, further research is needed to determine the exact relationship between suggested motor performance factors and rhythmic perception factors. (Contains 1 figure and 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Greece