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THE CONCEPT OF TIME IN CHILDREN WITH TYPICAL MOTOR DEVELOPMENT AND DEVELOPMENTAL COORDINATION DISORDER

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posted on 24.03.2021, 09:55 by Rafaela Zortéa Fernandes Costa, Inara Marques, Dalberto Luiz de Santo, Josiane Medina-Papst

ABSTRACT The objective of this study was to compare the development of the notion of time between children with Typical Development (TD) and with Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD). Divided into groups, 34 children participated in this research: TD ages 6-7 years (n = 9), TD ages 8-9 years (n = 8), DCD ages 6-7 years (n = 7), and DCD ages 8-9 years (n = 10). Children with DCD were indicated by teachers through the MABC-2 checklist and children with TD for presenting a good performance. Subsequently, all of them were evaluated using the MABC-2 battery. For an analysis of the concept of time, an adaptation of a test proposed by Piaget was used, which aims to understand the succession of perceived events, carried out in an experimental context. Therefore, two wooden toys that performed different movements in relation to time and destination were used. The concept of this task was adapted for two running tasks in an applied context. The children were asked separately about task time issues and their responses were recorded and transcribed. The Mann-Whitney test was used and it was possible to observe that children with DCD reached the operational thought stage showing no significant difference between groups.

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