Motor skill interventions for young children

This study is a literature review that summarizes the current state of motor skill intervention programs for young children. An electronic search of the EBSCHOhost data bases was conducted. Fifteen studies met the inclusion criteria of the study. In these studies, 659 children between the ages of 3 to 6 years participated in intervention programs, at their schools, designed to improve their fundamental motor skills. Findings indicated that children had developmental delays before the interventions and the interventions were arranged based on the children’s needs. Locomotor skills, object control skills and stability skills were the targeted motor skills in the interventions. In addition, majority of the interventions were experimental studies and only four studies had retention tests. All interventions, regardless of their approach, were effective. Enhancing motor skill competence in preschoolers can facilitate an active lifestyle in later years
Niğde Beden Eğitimi ve Spor Bilimleri Dergisi


SKIPing to motor competence: the influence of project successful kinesthetic instruction for preschoolers on motor competence of disadvantaged preschoolers
Hürmeriç Altunsöz, Irmak (2016-07-01)
Background: Preschool children who are at risk have been shown to demonstrate developmental delays in their fundamental motor skills. The body of research on motor skill development of children indicates that these children, when provided with motor skill instruction, significantly improved their locomotor and object control (OC) skill performances.Purpose: The purpose of this study and the primary research question was to examine the influence of two eight-week motor skill interventions (SKIP - successful ...
Preschool teachers' strategies to enhance social interaction skills of children during playtime
Sendil, Cagla Oneren; Erden, Feyza (2012-02-11)
The purpose of this study is to examine how preschool teachers organize free play activities and what kind of strategies they use for enhancing peer related social interactions among 6-year-old children. The study was conducted in Ankara by interviewing with teachers to obtain their views and experiences on peer related social interaction during playtime and by observing them to learn their actions to facilitate peer interactions. Findings of this study are thought to highlight the importance of the teacher...
Predictive values of social support,coping styles and stress level in posttraumatic growth and burnout levels among the parents of children with autism
Elçi, Özcan; Karancı, Ayşe Nuray; Department of Psychology (2004)
The purpose of the present study was to examine the predictive power of some demographic variables and ways of coping, social support and perceived stress level in predicting burnout and posttraumatic growth levels of parents who have a child with autism. Data was collected by administering a socio-demographic form and four self-report questionnaires. These were the Questionnaire on Resources and Stress Short Form (QRS), Posttraumatic Growth Inventory (PTGI), Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Suppo...
Executive functions in children with attention deficit / hyperactivity disorder
Saydam Bahçivan, Reyhan; Ayvaşık, H. Belgin; Department of Psychology (2007)
Aim of the present study was to evaluate executive functions (EF) such as inhibition, planning, working memory, set-shifting in children with Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) via comparison of three ADHD subtype groups (ADHD-I, ADHD-C and ADHD-Comorbid) and a normal control group. Participants consist of 147 children. Total of 111 children were assigned into the ADHD groups of the study. Thirty seven children (5 girl and 32 boys) were assigned into the ADHD-Inattentive group, thirty seven c...
Cognitive profile and academic achievement of children with absence epilepsy
Yildiz-Coksan, Serpil; ASLAN, ASLI; Çoksan, Sami; OKUYAZ, ÇETİN (2019-06-01)
The main aim of this study was to examine the cognitive profile and academic achievement of children with absence epilepsy. It is investigated whether all scale intelligence score, intelligence subscale scores, and academic achievement of the children with absence epilepsy differed from healthy peers and Turkish norm values. Nineteen children with absence epilepsy and 19 healthy children participate in the study. TheWechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-IV (WISC-IV) is used to measure their intelligence ...
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I. Hürmeriç Altunsöz, “Motor skill interventions for young children,” Niğde Beden Eğitimi ve Spor Bilimleri Dergisi, pp. 133–148, 2015, Accessed: 00, 2021. [Online]. Available: