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Hamilton, Michelle; Liu, Ting – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2018
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of a motor skill intervention on gross and fine motor skill performance of Hispanic pre-K children from low SES backgrounds. One hundred and forty-nine pre-K children were randomly assigned to an intervention group (n = 74) and control group (n = 75). All children were assessed on fine and gross…
Descriptors: Intervention, Psychomotor Skills, Hispanic American Students, Preschool Children
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Liu, Ting; Hoffmann, Chelsea; Hamilton, Michelle – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2017
The purpose of this study was to compare the motor skill performance of preschool children from low socioeconomic (SES) backgrounds to their age matched typically developing peers using the Peabody Developmental Motor Scales-2 (PDMS-2). Sixty-eight children (34 low SES and 34 typically developing; ages 3-5) performed the PDMS-2. Standard scores…
Descriptors: Psychomotor Skills, Preschool Children, Socioeconomic Status, Motor Development
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Hamilton, Michelle; Liu, Ting; ElGarhy, Sayed – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2017
The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between motor competence and BMI in Hispanic preschool children from low SES backgrounds. One hundred and forty-eight Hispanic low SES preschool children (male = 81, female = 67 participated in this study. All children were measured on gross and fine motor competence using the Peabody…
Descriptors: Body Weight, Psychomotor Skills, Low Income Groups, Hispanic American Students