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ERIC Number: EJ1208270
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1088-8691
Training Early Visuo-Spatial Abilities: A Controlled Classroom-Based Intervention Study
Cornu, Véronique; Schiltz, Christine; Pazouki, Tahereh; Martin, Romain
Applied Developmental Science, v23 n1 p1-21 2019
Visuo-spatial training is considered a promising approach to provide young children with a sound foundation for later mathematical learning. We developed and implemented a tablet-based visuo-spatial intervention in kindergarten classrooms aiming to foster the development of children's visuo-spatial and numerical abilities. A sample of N = 125 children participated in the present study, 68 children were part of the intervention group and participated in 20 training sessions of 20 min over a 10-week period, 57 children formed a business as usual control group. Results show that, at this young age, visuo-spatial and early math skills are already strongly interlinked. However, the training effects were domain-specific as they only improved visuo-spatial skills, but did not transfer to early math performance in the present setting.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Elementary Education; Kindergarten; Primary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Luxembourg
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children; Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence; Kaufman Assessment Battery for Children