Rex E. Culp, Vicki Nilsen Packard, Ruth Humphry; Sensorimotor versus Cognitive-Perceptual Training Effects on the Body Concept of Preschoolers. Am J Occup Ther 1980;34(4):259-262. doi: 10.5014/ajot.34.4.259.
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The effects of two training programs on the body concept development of preschoolers as reflected in human figure drawings were investigated in this study. Twenty-four three-, four-, and five-year-old preschool children were divided into two experimental groups and one control group, matched closely by age and sex. All subjects were pre-tested with the Goodenough-Harris Drawing Test and post-tested with the same instrument after a one-month intervention training period. Group A received ten hours of sensorimotor training and Group B received ten hours of verbal body-part identification training. The mean gain scores of the two experimental groups were significantly different, with a greater mean gain by the sensorimotor group. Implications for occupational therapy are discussed.
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