Fine motor performance in normal and MCD children

McGuire, R. A. and Watter, P. (1999). Fine motor performance in normal and MCD children. In: National Paediatric Physiotherapy Conference Today's Children: Tomorrow's Adults. National Paediatric Physiotherapy Conference: Today's Children: Tomorrow's Adults, Sydney, Australia, (1-2). 7-9 September 1999.


Author McGuire, R. A.
Watter, P.
Title of paper Fine motor performance in normal and MCD children
Conference name National Paediatric Physiotherapy Conference: Today's Children: Tomorrow's Adults
Conference location Sydney, Australia
Conference dates 7-9 September 1999
Proceedings title National Paediatric Physiotherapy Conference Today's Children: Tomorrow's Adults
Place of Publication Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Publisher Australian Physiotherapy Association
Publication Year 1999
Sub-type Fully published paper
Start page 1
End page 2
Total pages 2
Collection year 1999
Language eng
Abstract/Summary Fine motor control is an extremely important element of our everyday lives, with many normal tasks requiring good manual control for efficiency, such as writing, buttoning, handling small objects and pressing keys on a computer. Lindner (1988) expresses that ‘the developmental study of finger and hand dexterity is of interest because of the prominent role fine manipulative skills play in today’s society’. As a result, extensive research has been carried out in order to discover and record the normal progression of the development of fine motor control in children. This is extremely important to enable physiotherapists to assess children, as they need age appropriate normative data. Detection of abnormal fine motor control relies upon the successful application of an assessment tool suitable for the child’s chronological age and ability. Assessment can be seen as the initial phase, or precursor to, physiotherapy intervention, providing a baseline and focus for treatment and programme implementation (Burns and Higgins, in Burns and MacDonald, 1996). An assessment tool must be able to quantify and qualify the child’s movement performance, while detecting normality as well as abnormality.
Subjects E3
730204 Child health
321019 Paediatrics
Q-Index Code E3
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