Development of graphic skills: research perspectives and educational implications

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Academic Press, 1991 - Mathematics - 309 pages
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The development of graphic skills is a topic of broad interest to academic psychologists and educational practitioners. There is much to learn for those concerned with the acquisition of perceptual motor skills but equally for those entrusted with the direct responsibility for children's developing skills, to highlight some of the problems that children may display. Each of the chapters includes findings of one or more research studies. In addition, boxed sections present procedural and methodological material which will also provide advice for classroom assessment procedures. The book successfully describes research in an accessible and practical manner for psychologists and educationalists concerned with developments in handwriting and drawing skills. Describes the state-of-the-art in psychological research and understanding of handwriting and drawing skills**Draws from cognitive, psychological, neuropsychological, educational, and physiological studies to form a broad understanding of how graphic skills develop**Describes methods and procedures for study in highlighted sections**Offers practical classroom applications

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Wing-Medical Research Council, Applied Psychology Unit, Cambridge, UK

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