Motor-reduced visual perceptual abilities and visual-motor integration abilities of chinese learning childrenication

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Lai, Mun Y. and Leung, Frederick K.S. 2012. Motor-reduced visual perceptual abilities and visual-motor integration abilities of chinese learning childrenication. Human Movement Science. 31 (5), pp. 1328 - 1339. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.humov.2011.12.003
AuthorsLai, Mun Y. and Leung, Frederick K.S.
Abstract

This study investigated the relationship between motor-reduced visual perceptual abilities and visual-motor integration abilities of Chinese learning children by employing the Developmental Test of Visual Perception (Hammill, Pearson, & Voress, 1993), in which both abilities are measured in a single test. A total of 72 native Chinese learners of age 5 participated in this study. The findings indicated that the Chinese learners scored much higher in the visualmotor integration tasks than in motor-reduced visual perceptual tasks. The results support the theory of autonomous systems of motor-reduced visual perception and visual-motor integration and query current beliefs about the prior development of the former to the latter for the Chinese learners. To account for the Chinese participants’ superior performance in visual-motor integration tasks over motor-reduced visual perceptual tasks, the visual-spatial properties of Chinese characters, general handwriting theories, the motor control theory and the psychogeometric theory of Chinese character-writing are referred to. The significance of the findings is then discussed.

Keywordsvisual perception; motor-reduced visual perception; visual-motor integration; visual-spatial properties of Chinese words; psychogeometric theory of Chinese character writing
Year2012
JournalHuman Movement Science
Journal citation31 (5), pp. 1328 - 1339
PublisherElsevier BV
ISSN0167-9457
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1016/j.humov.2011.12.003
Page range1328 - 1339
Research GroupSchool of Education
Place of publicationNetherlands
EditorsP. Beek
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