Selected motor skills of mentally retarded and nonretarded individuals.

E. Kioumourtzoglou, S. Batsiou, Y. Theodorakis, G. Mauromatis

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to examine whether mentally retarded individuals show a specific motor performance deficit on measures of reaction time, aiming, and dexterity. 23 mentally retarded adolescents and two control groups of 22 non-retarded persons of the same mental age and 20 nonretarded persons of the same chronological age were tested. Motor performance measures for retarded persons were considerably longer than those of nonretarded persons of the same chronological age and of the same mental age. Only time of finger dexterity with short pins was longer for the retarded than for the nonretarded adolescents of the same mental age. Reaction times across groups were faster for the sound than for the light signal. No difference in RT for fine movement was observed. Differences among the various motor performance measures for retarded and nonretarded subjects are confirmed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1011-1015
Number of pages5
JournalPerceptual and Motor Skills
Volume78
Issue number3 Pt 1
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1994

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    Kioumourtzoglou, E., Batsiou, S., Theodorakis, Y., & Mauromatis, G. (1994). Selected motor skills of mentally retarded and nonretarded individuals. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 78(3 Pt 1), 1011-1015.