Development of graphic skills: research perspectives and educational implications
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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accuracy adults analysis analysis of variance aspects average bear task boustrophedon characters CHESTER BEATTY PAPYRI child children's writing Chinese script circles coefficient of variation context copy correlation criteria cuneiform cursive developmental trends drawing principles dysgraphia dysgraphic dyslexia dyslexic Egyptian hieroglyphic English script experimental factors Figure forearm slant form errors Gaur Goodnow handwriting posture handwriting product handwriting samples handwriting skill hieratic horizontal isochrony John Tait kinaesthetic left-handed legibility letters mean measures Meulenbroek motor planning movement patterns normal number of velocity observed orientation pen pressure pen velocity perceptual-motor perimeter PPSRT present study principle of starting problems process variables production speed progression pupils random task ratings regular reproduction right-handed scores seriation task shaping showed significant Sovik spatial stimulus stroke sequences subjects Table teachers trace length velocity peaks vertical line words writing performance writing pressure writing rhythm writing speed