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THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN EXECUTIVE FUNCTION AND FINE MOTOR SKILLS IN 2-YEAR-OLD CHILDREN

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posted on 09.12.2019 by Lucas J. Rooney
Numerous studies point to a link between fine motor skills and executive functioning (EF) in 3- to 6-year-olds (e.g., Oberer et al., 2017; MacDonald et al., 2016); however, it is unclear if this relation exists at younger ages. Therefore, the current project aimed to further explore EF and fine motor skills in typically developing 2-year-olds. Participants completed the Minnesota Executive Function Scale (MEFS), Spin the Pots, Shape Stroop, Snack Delay, and the Fine Motor portion (FMQ) of the Peabody Developmental Motor Scale Version-2. These findings demonstrate a link between general EF and visual-motor integration in 2-year-olds.

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Degree Type

Master of Science

Department

Health and Kinesiology

Campus location

West Lafayette

Advisor/Supervisor/Committee Chair

Dr. Laura J. Claxton

Additional Committee Member 2

Dr. Sara Schmitt

Additional Committee Member 3

Dr. Jeff Haddad

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