The clumsy child: a study of developmental apraxia and agnosia

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    This thesis deals with a) The investigation of the problem of clumsiness resulting from developmental apraxia and agnosia ; b) the development of effective screening tests particularly suitable for employment by medical practitioners and specialist schoolteachers for the identification of these children. Chapter 2 reports the detailed initial investigation in Great Britain of 21 such clumsy children who had been referred for diagnosis and management. This study in turn stimulated a clinical survey of developmental clumsiness in Western Australian schoolchildren described and analysed in Chapters 3 and 4. It was anticipated that this survey would yield information regarding the magnitude of the problem and would provide normative data regarding motor performance in children. Subsequently these data were to be the basis of a set of standardized tests of motor proficiency in children (Chapter 4). In order to obtain information efficiently and to develop these tests it seemed most rational to commence with a pilot study of a relatively small number of children, when after statistical analysis it would become evident which tests were the most reliable, effective and convenient (Chapter 3). A comprehensive review of the subject of developmental apraxia and agnosia constitutes the final chapter of this thesis (Chapter 5).
    Original languageEnglish
    QualificationMasters
    Publication statusUnpublished - 1972

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    The clumsy child: a study of developmental apraxia and agnosia. / Gubbay, Sasson.

    1972.

    Research output: ThesisMaster's Thesis

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