Attainment of motor proficiency in school-aged children with Down syndrome

Jobling, A. (1999) Attainment of motor proficiency in school-aged children with Down syndrome. Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly, 16 4: 344-361.

Author Jobling, A.
Title Attainment of motor proficiency in school-aged children with Down syndrome
Journal name Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0736-5829
Publication date 1999
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 16
Issue 4
Start page 344
End page 361
Total pages 18
Place of publication Champaign, IL
Publisher Human Kinetics
Collection year 1999
Language eng
Subject C1
330108 Special Education
740500 Special Education
Abstract This longitudinal research examined the development of motor proficiency in 99 children with Down syndrome born in Brisbane from 1973 to 1984. The Bruininks-Oseretsky Test of Motor Proficiency (BOTMP) was used to assess motor proficiency, and the Stanford-Binet L-M was used to obtain a measure of general intelligence. Although significant progress on the BOTMP subtest scores occurred with age for most subtests, this was related to mental age (MA) rather than chronological age (CA). Progress related to CA was associated with upper limb coordination and upper limb speed and dexterity subtests from CA 10 to 12 years, not from 12 to 16 years. There were considerable inter- and intraindividual differences on subtest items. A cluster analysis of 263 assessments revealed no one profile of strengths and weaknesses. Two distinct profiles were found with high scores in either the visual-motor or the running speed and agility subtests, with balance scores at a low level of proficiency in both clusters. Across the study groupings, sex differences were also evident.
Keyword Rehabilitation
Sport Sciences
Q-Index Code C1

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