Differences between preschool children using tablets and non-tablets in visual perception and fine motor skills

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Background: Numerous touch-screen applications designed to support visual perceptual skills and fine motor development for young children are available. Objectives: This study aimed to investigate whether or not there were differences between children using tablets and non-tablets in visual perception and fine motor skills and to examine the association between visual perception and fine motor skills in two groups. Methods: This study had tablet and non-tablet groups, each with 36 typically developing preschool children. Results: Children in the non-tablet group yielded significantly higher scores in the subtests of visual discrimination, visual memory, spatial relationships, form constancy, visual figure ground, fine motor precision, fine motor integration, and manual dexterity than those in the tablet group. The association between visual perception and fine motor skills demonstrated different patterns in the two groups. Conclusion: There are differences in visual perception and fine motor skills between children using tablets and non-using tablets. Different patterns of association relationship support the need for occupational therapists to consider the underlying mechanism.

原文English
頁(從 - 到)118-126
頁數9
期刊Hong Kong Journal of Occupational Therapy
32
發行號2
DOIs
出版狀態Published - 2019 十二月 1

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Occupational Therapy

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