graphomotor


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graph·o·mo·tor

(graf'ō-mō'tŏr),
Relating to the movements used in writing.
[grapho- + L. motus, fr. movere, to move]

graphomotor

(grăf″ō-mō′tor) [″ + L. motor, mover]
Pert. to movements involved in writing.
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Graphomotor output during each of the six tasks was collected with use of a 3.
Table 2 shows reliability analysis of data by quantification methods using ICC for graphomotor performance from test to retest.
Study results also inform clinicians about overall graphomotor performance consistency across tasks and kinematic parameters.
This study examined graphomotor performance as a marker of hand dominance in a distinct sample of adults who had lost dominant-hand function and discovered which kinematic and kinetic parameters were stable across time and across various functional writing tasks.
Levine visited a school, he expected to find one or two children with graphomotor problems.
Some people believe video games may be driving the increase in graphomotor problems because they require visual feedback in a way that writing doesn't.
Levine is sure of the need for pediatricians to recognize graphomotor problems within the context of a child's neurologic development and school performance and to intervene with school districts when necessary.
He explained that graphomotor function is not the same as fine motor function.
Graphomotor skills required to write include previsualization (picturing a letter or number symbol before creating it); memory (recalling letter and number forms quickly and accurately); production (possessing the many motor skills required to form the letters and numbers on the page with one's fingers); and feedback (knowing where the pencil is during writing without actually having to look at it).
A child who holds a pen with a death grip, perhaps at an awkward angle, may be trying to compensate for graphomotor production deficits.
A bright and verbal child who fails writing assignments may have an "output" problem with graphomotor memory.
Many steps can be taken to help children with graphomotor dysfunction, but solutions begin with a careful diagnosis and a "demystifying" of the problem.