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Sajedi F, Barati H. The Effect of Perceptual Motor Training on Motor Skills of Preschool Children. Iranian Rehabilitation Journal. 2014; 12 (1) :14-17
URL: http://irj.uswr.ac.ir/article-1-400-en.html
1- Pediatric Neurorehabilitation Research Center, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
2- University of Allameh Tabatabayi, Tehran, Iran.
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Objectives: The aim of this study was to determine the effect of Perceptual-motor training on motor skills of normal preschool children (aged 4-6 years) in Esfahan city.

Methods: This was a quasi-experimental study with intervention and control groups. Each group included 30 normal preschool children aged 4 to 6 years. They were selected randomly children of intervention group one empowering children center and the control group from preschool centers, of Esfahan city in 2013. The intervention group received perceptual- motor training for 15 sessions (each 1 hour) during 2 months. The measurement was Bruninks–Oseretsky test that was implemented as pre and post-tests. Data analysis was done by SPSS version 18.

Results: The intervention group had significantly higher motor skills (gross and fine motor skills) scores after training, in comparison to control group (P=0.000).

Discussion: It seems that the perceptual-motor training can improve the motor skills level of preschool children. So it is recommended as a useful method for motivation of motor skills development in preschool centers.

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Received: 2013/11/29 | Accepted: 2014/01/10 | Published: 2014/03/1

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