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Cadoret, Geneviève; Bigras, Nathalie; Lemay, Lise; Lehrer, Joanne; Lemire, Julie – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
The objective of this longitudinal study was to examine the relationship between screen time (ST) and children's motor proficiency. The amount of time 113 children spent watching television, using a computer, and playing video games as reported by parents at ages 4, 5, and 7 was measured and children's motor skills were evaluated at age 7 with the…
Descriptors: Psychomotor Skills, Television Viewing, Computer Use, Video Games
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Tas, Murat; Kiyici, Elif; Kiyci, Fatih – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2018
The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of skiing on the biomotoric characteristics of children with evaluating tests of girls between the ages of eight and 14 before and after the season. The experimental group of this study was 15 girls who had just started skiing and the control group of 30 girls. In total, 45 volunteers joined the…
Descriptors: Females, Children, Recreational Activities, Physical Education
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van Kernebeek, Willem G.; de Schipper, Antoine W.; Savelsbergh, Geert J. P.; Toussaint, Huub M. – Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science, 2018
In The Netherlands, the 4-Skills Scan is an instrument for physical education teachers to assess gross motor skills of elementary school children. Little is known about its reliability. Therefore, in this study the test-retest and inter-rater reliability was determined. Respectively, 624 and 557 Dutch 6- to 12-year-old children were analyzed for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Interrater Reliability, Pretests Posttests, Psychomotor Skills
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Jackson, Simon A.; Martin, Gregory D.; Aidman, Eugene; Kleitman, Sabina – Metacognition and Learning, 2018
This article presents the results of a systematic review of the literature surrounding the effects that acute sleep deprivation has on metacognitive monitoring. Metacognitive monitoring refers to the ability to accurately assess one's own performance and state of knowledge. The mechanism behind this assessment is captured by subjective feelings of…
Descriptors: Sleep, Metacognition, Accuracy, Self Efficacy
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Poorghorban, Maryam; Jabbari, Susan; Chamandar, Fatemah – Journal of Education and Learning, 2018
The purpose of this study was to understand the relationship between executive functions and mathematical abilities to determine the contribution of these functions to math performance. In this study, 30 students were selected from among 4th graders of elementary school, in two groups with low achievement in mathematics (poor) and high achievement…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Elementary School Students, Executive Function, Attention
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Obrusnikova, Iva; Cavalier, Albert – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2018
Proficiency in fundamental motor skills (FMS) is important for both the health and the overall growth and development of young children. To identify factors that facilitate the development of FMS, the study provided preliminary data on the effect of videomodeling (VM) on the acquisition of FMS by typically developing young children. Participants…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Psychomotor Skills, Basic Skills, Performance Tests
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Muniroglu, S.; Subak, E. – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2018
The football referees perform many actions as jogging, running, sprinting, side steps and backward steps during a football match. Further, the football referees change match activities every 5-6 seconds. Many tests are being conducted to determine the physical levels and competences of football referees like 50 m running, 200 m running, 12 minutes…
Descriptors: Judges, Physical Education, Team Sports, Athletics
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Akyol, Betül – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2018
The purpose of this study is to examine the relationship between six-minute walk test and muscle pain, muscle strength in visually disabled people. The study includes 50 visually disabled people, aged between 17, 21 ± 5,3. Participants were classified into three categories according to their degree of vision (B1, B2, B3). All participants were…
Descriptors: Visual Impairments, Kinesthetic Perception, Human Body, Physical Activities
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van Aart, I.; Hartman, E.; Elferink-Gemser, M.; Mombarg, R.; Visscher, C. – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2017
Background: Many children aged 9-12 appear to have low levels of fundamental movement skills (FMS). Physical education (PE) is important because PE-teachers can teach children a variety of FMS and can influence PE-motivation. However, declined levels of PE-motivation are reported in the final grades of elementary school. Therefore, more insight in…
Descriptors: Psychological Needs, Physical Education, Preadolescents, Males
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Rosenberg, Limor; Moran, Adva; Bart, Orit – Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools & Early Intervention, 2017
Decreased motor ability is a common feature in autism, leading to the proposal of a motor-social link in autism. The purpose of the study was to assess the contribution of motor abilities and social-communication skills to children's participation in daily activities, among children with low-functioning autism spectrum disorder (LFASD).…
Descriptors: Psychomotor Skills, Interpersonal Competence, Communication Skills, Daily Living Skills
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Mulligan, Shelley – Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools & Early Intervention, 2017
Occupational performance assessments of children are essential for guiding occupational therapy intervention and for measuring the effectiveness of occupational therapy services for children. A review of relevant research and of occupational performance assessments designed for children was conducted to determine and describe how the occupational…
Descriptors: Occupational Therapy, Performance Tests, Children, Measurement
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Webster, Liana – Physical Educator, 2017
Many physical education teacher education (PETE) programs seek to develop teacher candidates' content knowledge through various physical activity courses. However, limited empirical evidence exists linking college physical activity courses to the development of skill or fitness. The purpose of the study was to examine the effects of an educational…
Descriptors: Health Related Fitness, Psychomotor Skills, Athletics, Physical Education Teachers
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Allen, K. A.; Bredero, B.; Van Damme, T.; Ulrich, D. A.; Simons, J. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2017
The validity and reliability of the Test of Gross Motor Development-3 (TGMD-3) were measured, taking into consideration the preference for visual learning of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The TGMD-3 was administered to 14 children with ASD (4-10 years) and 21 age-matched typically developing children under two conditions: TGMD-3…
Descriptors: Motor Development, Performance Tests, Visual Aids, Test Validity
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Wilcox, Gabrielle; Heudes, Alethea – Canadian Journal of School Psychology, 2017
Clinical reasoning requires thoughtful consideration of a variety of factors that contribute to the conceptualization of a case such as the reason for referral, school information, home environment, assessment outcomes, and behavioural observations made during assessments. The purpose of this article is to provide the reader with insight into the…
Descriptors: Behavior Disorders, Mental Disorders, Evaluation Methods, Intervention
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Pan, Chien-Yu; Chu, Chia-Hua; Tsai, Chia-Liang; Sung, Ming-Chih; Huang, Chu-Yang; Ma, Wei-Ya – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2017
This study examined the effects of a 12-week physical activity intervention on the motor skill proficiency and executive function of 22 boys (aged 9.08 ± 1.75 years) with autism spectrum disorder. In Phase I of the 12 weeks, 11 boys with autism spectrum disorder (Group A) received the intervention, whereas the other 11 boys with autism spectrum…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Physical Activities, Intervention
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