RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN WRITING SKILLS AND VISUAL-MOTOR CONTROL IN LOW-VISION STUDENTS


Uysal S. , AKI E.

PERCEPTUAL AND MOTOR SKILLS, cilt.115, ss.111-119, 2012 (SSCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

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The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between handwriting skills and visual motor control among students with low vision and to compare this with the performance of their normal sighted peers. 42 students with low vision and 26 normal sighted peers participated. The Bruininks-Oseretsky Motor Proficiency Test Short Form (BOTMP-SF), Jebsen Taylor Hand Function Test's writing subtest, and a legibility assessment were administered. Significant differences were found between groups for students' writing speed, legibility, and visual motor control. Visual motor control was correlated both writing speed and legibility. Students with low vision had poorer handwriting performance, with lower legibility and slower writing speed. Writing performance time was related to visual motor control in students with low vision.