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dc.contributor.advisor Meyer, J. A. McAlpine, Estelle 2018-07-20T08:22:39Z 2018-07-20T08:22:39Z 2004
dc.description Thesis (M.A. (Psychology)) --University of Limpopo, 2004. en_US
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study was to investigate whether poor motor skills are associated with ADHD. Afrikaans speaking primary school children were screened for ADHD with the Disruptive Behaviour Disorder scale (DBD). They were matched for gender and age with a normal group without ADHD symptoms. The children (31 ADHD and 31 Controls) were assessed for fine motor skills on three instruments: the Grooved pegboard, Maze co­ ordination and Finger tapping tests. To some degree all three tests of fine motor skills revealed poorer performances in the ADHD group than in the normal group. The finger­ tapping test showed the least discrimination between the groups. The girls performed significantly poorer on all tests. There were statistically significant effects of hand dominance. Results show that tests for fine motor skills discriminate between children with ADHD and normal comparisons. These results appear to support the hypothesis that poor motor skills are associated with ADHD. en_US
dc.format.extent xii, 143 leaves en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Limpopo en_US
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dc.subject Fine motor skills en_US
dc.subject Primary school children en_US
dc.subject Attention deficit / hyperactivity disorder en_US
dc.subject Afrikaans en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Attention-deficit-disordered children en_US
dc.title Fine motor skills in Afrikaans speaking primary school children with attention deficit / hyperactivity disorder en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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