The effect of psycho-motor play on motor and body perception competence for young children with developmental delays

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dc.contributor.author Park, W.H.
dc.contributor.author Jeong, Y.S.
dc.contributor.author Bornman, Juan, 1968-
dc.date.accessioned 2012-05-28T06:31:34Z
dc.date.available 2012-05-28T06:31:34Z
dc.date.issued 2011-03
dc.description.abstract This paper aims to describe how psycho-motor play advances motor competence and body perception, by helping to shape a positive self-image and activate movement. The participants were 4-7 year-old children with developmental delays who attended an inclusive nursery school. The measurement tools used for the pre-test and post-tests were the Mot 4-6 test, the Perception/Motor Competence Test and the Psycho-Educational Profile. The children participated in a six week programme in which they were exposed to various pieces of play equipment. For the data analysis, the total result of the children’s performance was averaged and statistical significance with the t-test and Wilcoxon-test used to determine the difference between pre and post programme scores. The following results were obtained: Firstly, psycho-motor play was effective in the improvement of balance, postural control, and the coordination in the motor competence of Young Children with Developmental Delays (YCDD). Secondly, psycho-motor play was effective for the improvement of body scheme (a component of body perception) and spatial orientation. en
dc.description.librarian nf2012 en
dc.description.uri http://www.otasa.org.za/otasa_journal/index.html en_US
dc.identifier.citation Park, WH, Jeong, YS & Bornman, J 2011, 'The effect of psycho-motor play on motor and body perception competence for young children with developmental delays', South African Journal of Occupational Therapy, vol. 41, no. 1, pp. 13-18. en
dc.identifier.issn 0038-2337 (print)
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/18917
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher OTASA: Occupational Therapy Association of South Africa en_US
dc.rights OTASA: Occupational Therapy Association of South Africa en_US
dc.subject Balance (Physiology) en
dc.subject Body perception competence en
dc.subject Postural control en
dc.subject Psycho-motor play (PM) en
dc.subject Young children with developmental delays (YCDD) en
dc.subject.lcsh Motor ability in children en
dc.subject.lcsh Child psychotherapy en
dc.subject.lcsh Child development deviations -- Physical therapy en
dc.subject.lcsh Equilibrium (Physiology) en
dc.subject.lcsh Space perception in children en
dc.subject.lcsh Play therapy en
dc.title The effect of psycho-motor play on motor and body perception competence for young children with developmental delays en
dc.type Article en


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