The Development of Graphic Skills

The Development of Graphic Skills : Research, Perspectives and Educational Implications

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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 skill, to highlight some of the problems that children may display. Each of the chapters includes the 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.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 328 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 24mm | 572g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations (some col.)
  • 0127349405
  • 9780127349404

Table of contents

Part 1 Development of written language: where writing starts - the analysis of action applied to the historical development of writing. Part 2 Dynamics of development - writing: a new method for the evaluation of handwritten material; characteristics of the developing handwriting skill in elementary education; a developmental study of the relation between movement patterns in letter combinations (words) and writings. Part 3 dynamics of development - drawing: the development of drawing principles in Chinese; isochrony and accuracy of drawing movements in children - effects of age and context. Part 4 Individual differences - the development of style: is the inverted handwriting posture really so bad for left-handers?; the effect of teachers' personal handwriting on their reproduction of school handwriting models; developmental dynamics of handwriting - appraising the relation between handwriting and personality. Part 5 Dysfunction: development of reading, spelling and writing skills from third to sixth grade in normal and dysgraphic school children; the identification of dyslexic handwriting through graphoanalysis; estimating a child's learning potential from form errors in a child's printing; variability in children's handwriting - computer diagnosis of writing difficulties. Part 6 Remedial issues: dysfluency in children's handwriting; handwriting training - computer aided tools for remedial; drawing and handwriting difficulties - reasons for and remediation of dysfunction.
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