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Assessment of psychomotor development of preschool children



Year of publication 2018
Type Conference abstract
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Description Preschool age is a very important stage of live for improving psychomotor skills such as running, jumping, throwing and others. These fundamental motor skills influence and form the foundation for health, social, educational and emotional aspects of children life. Early detection of level of psychomotor development could help us with identification of children with motor impairment, prepare appropriate intervention program for them and prevent potential problems in other domains in children’s life. Nowadays, we have an enormous number of diagnostic methods, which are intended to assess the psychomotor development of children. Before we use one of them for research or diagnostic work, we must consider many aspects.In literature review, we identified discrepancy in terminology, therefore, first part of the study explains the difference between terms – psychomotor development, motor development and psychomotoricity. Then we described two types of psychomotor methods – process-oriented and product-oriented assessment. Last part discusses important aspects of the most used assessment methods for preschool children and reveals their advantages and disadvantages. We believe that results could be interesting for anybody, who intends to evaluate psychomotor skill in preschool children, for example psychologist, doctors, teachers, coaches and parents.
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