Motor skill assessment of children: is there an association between performance-based, child-report, and parent-report measures of children's motor skills?

Johanna Kennedy, George Brown, Chi-Wen Chien

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Abstract

the study investigated correlations between performance-based, child-report, and parent-report measures of children s motor skill performance. A sample of convenience of 38 children 8-12 years of age with no history of motor or intellectual impairments and their parents was recruited from Victoria, Australia. Scores for the Bruininks-Oseretsky Test of Motor Proficiency (performancebased, administered by a therapist), Physical Self-Description Questionnaire (child report), and Movement Assessment Battery for Children Checklist (parent report) were analyzed using Spearman s rho correlation. Several significant moderate-to-large correlations were found between scores for parent-report and scores for performance-based assessments, while few significant correlations were found between scores for child report and scores for the other two measures. The results suggest that children offer a unique perspective which should be integrated with other sources of information to gain a more holistic perspective of their motor skill performance.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)196 - 209
Number of pages14
JournalPhysical & Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics
Volume32
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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