The Investigation of Social Competency as Related to Gross Motor Skills in Children with Developmental Delays

The Investigation of Social Competency as Related to Gross Motor Skills in Children with Developmental Delays

The Investigation of Social Competency as Related to Gross Motor Skills in Children with Developmental Delays

The Investigation of Social Competency as Related to Gross Motor Skills in Children with Developmental Delayss

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Walsh, Kelly. 2010. «The Investigation of Social Competency as Related to Gross Motor Skills in Children with Developmental Delays». Mémoire de maîtrise, Montréal, Université McGill, Département de psychopédagogie et psychologie du counseling.

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1. Objectifs


Intentions :
«The current study examines the relationship between gross motor proficiency and social competency in children with developmental delays (DD)» (p. 5) This study «[…] focused on child assessments of social skills and motor skills as well as parent evaluation of social skills» (p. 30)

Questions/Hypothèses :
«The following research questions are being examined: Question 1: Is there a significant difference between social skills, peer relations, and gross motor skill functioning based on the children’s diagnoses (those diagnosed with ASD versus other DD) and age […]? Question 2: Given differences according to diagnosis and age, what is the nature of the relationship […] between social skills […], peer relations […], and gross motor skills […]?» (p. 28)

2. Méthode


Échantillon/Matériau :
«The data examined in the current study are part of a larger project spearheaded by Dr. Ingrid Sladeczek and the National Early Intervention Team at McGill University. […] Thirty-six children, ranging in age from 2 years and 3 months to 10 years and 7 months old […] participated in the current study. […] Four early intervention centres for DD across Quebec and Ontario participated.» (p. 30)

Instruments :
- Social Competence: Assessment of Peer Relations (APR)
- Social competence: Social Skills Rating System (SSRS)
- Motor functioning: Peabody Developmental Motor Scale-2 (PDMS-2)
- Motor functioning: Bruininks-Oseretsky Test of Motor Proficiency (BOT-2)

Type de traitement des données :
Analyse statistique

3. Résumé


«Correlational analyses revealed that overall, gross motor proficiency was positively related to improved social competency for children with ASD. A positive relationship was also found between gross motor proficiency and the number of peer initiations made by children. Children with ASD who have improved gross motor development are more likely to show efficient strategies during play which includes being better able to maintain play activities with peers. Finally, gross motor proficiency was negatively related to conflict resolution strategies» (p. 5) Les parents occupent une place importante dans cette étude, car l’auteure s’intéresse particulièrement à l’observation qu’ils font de leur enfant. Ainsi, elle les a questionnés sur différents aspects comme le stress parental, l’adaptation familiale, et les compétences comportementales et sociales de leur enfant.