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Comparison of hand sensory - motor skills between normal and dysgraphia children in 9 -11 ages.

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Author(s): Akram Azad | Naser Havayee | Shahla Rafiee | Mohammad Reza Keyhani

Journal: Modern Rehabilitation
ISSN 2008-2576

Volume: 1;
Issue: 4;
Start page: 2;
Date: 2008;
Original page

Keywords: Dysgraphia | Hand dexterity | Hand writing skill | Semmes–Weinstein Monofilaments | Grip Strength | Pinch Strength

ABSTRACT
Background and aim:One of the common learning disability is dysgraphia that interferes academic  progressive and/or activity of daily living in children.The aim of this study was comparative assessment of hand sensory - motor skills in 9 -11 ages,                                                      Materials and Methods: 20 dysgraphia and 40 normal children were selected for comparison. Participants were evaluated by Smmes-Weinstein Monofilaments (SWMs), The Minnesota Manual Hand Dexterity Test (MMDT), Power Grip Test with Dynamometer (GS), Pinch Strength with Pinch Guage (thumb to middle-thumb to index test) and Minnesota Hand Writing Test (MHT).They were divided into A (dysgraphia) and B (normal)Groups. In this research, dominant hand was right. All Data were analyzed by T-Test and Chi - square Tests with SPSS version13. Results:The study showed that sensory-motor skills hand writing in dysgraphia children were significantly lower than normal children. There was a significant relationship between tactile threshold and dysgraphia. (P

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