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Latorre-Román, Pedro Ángel; Consuegra González, Pedro José; Martínez-Redondo, Melchor; Cardona Linares, Antonio José; Salas-Sánchez, J.; Lucena Zurita, Manuel; Manjón Pozas, D.; Pérez Jiménez, Inmaculada; Aragón-Vela, J.; García-Pinillos, Felipe; Robles-Fuentes, Alejandro; Párraga-Montilla, J. A. – Mind, Brain, and Education, 2020
The purpose of this study was to design and validate a complex gait test (CGT) in preschool children and to examine the relationship between CGT performance and age, sex, and cognitive functioning. A total of 1,040 preschool children, aged 3 to 6 years, participated in this study. In all children, standardized dynamic balance test, and several…
Descriptors: Psychomotor Skills, Preschool Children, Age Differences, Gender Differences
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Hawes, Zachary; LeFevre, Jo-Anne; Xu, Chang; Bruce, Catherine D. – Mind, Brain, and Education, 2015
There is an emerging consensus that spatial thinking is fundamental to later success in math and science. The goals of this study were to design and evaluate a novel test of three-dimensional (3D) mental rotation for 4- to 8-year-old children (N?=?165) that uses tangible 3D objects. Results revealed that the measure was both valid and reliable and…
Descriptors: Spatial Ability, Thinking Skills, Cognitive Processes, Children
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Harris, Justin; Newcombe, Nora S.; Hirsh-Pasek, Kathy – Mind, Brain, and Education, 2013
The relation of spatial skills to academic success in areas such as math and science has sparked discussion in early education around how spatial thinking skills might be included in early schooling. Planning and evaluating new curricula or interventions requires understanding these skills and having the means to assess them. Prior developmental…
Descriptors: Young Children, Spatial Ability, Thinking Skills, Cognitive Processes