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dc.contributor.supervisor Leclair, Leanne (Occupational Therapy) en_US
dc.contributor.author Skelton, Heather
dc.date.accessioned 2017-08-25T18:11:06Z
dc.date.available 2017-08-25T18:11:06Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/32379
dc.description.abstract Understanding school readiness is of the utmost importance. The purpose of this study was to determine the extent to which fine motor/visual motor (FM/VM) skills are related to school readiness at a population level through: creating a FM/VM Index from Early Development Instrument (EDI) items; describing children with Vulnerable FM/VM skills; determining if Vulnerable FM/VM skills are related to readiness on other EDI constructs; and determining if the FM/VM Index provides information not provided by the EDI's Gross and Fine Motor (G&FM) Sub-Domain. A Delphi process and ROC curves identified an 11 questions FM/VM Index with a vulnerability cutoff of <80. Children with Vulnerable versus Not Vulnerable FM/VM skills were statistically different on a wide variety of child, environmental and health at birth variables. Logistic regressions for select EDI domains/sub-domains showed that better FM/VM skills decreased the odds of being Not Ready or Vulnerable on these domains/sub-domains. The addition of the FM/VM Index and G&FM Sub-Domain into these models provided a better model fit with the FM/VM Index models being generally preferable. Overall, this work suggests that FM/VM skills are an important skill set associated with school readiness and therefore need to be considered when evaluating school readiness. en_US
dc.subject Fine motor en_US
dc.subject Visual motor en_US
dc.subject School readiness en_US
dc.subject Early Development Instrument en_US
dc.title Fine motor and visual motor skills as a component of school readiness en_US
dc.degree.discipline College of Rehabilitation Sciences en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Brownell, Marni (Community Health Sciences) Borton, Barb (Occupational Therapy) en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Science (M.Sc.) en_US
dc.description.note October 2017 en_US


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