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dc.contributor.authorCrisman, Susan
dc.date.accessioned2018-10-19T15:58:31Z
dc.date.available2018-10-19T15:58:31Z
dc.date.issued2009-12
dc.identifier.urihttps://twu-ir.tdl.org/handle/11274/10534
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this study was to determine the sensitivity of The Print Tool™ for discrimination between children with and without handwriting difficulties (HWD). Overall means of a convenience sample of 38 first, second, and third grade children with HWD were compared with a control group of 38 aged-matched children by grade and domain components. Findings revealed that the control group was significantly different than the HWD group, supporting the claim that The Print Tool™ discriminates between different groups. Ancillary to this, The Print Tool™ showed a discriminatory ability in both groups at all three grade levels. Domain components of placement and size also had significant differences across grade and group. Based on calculations, The Print Tool™ showed higher sensitivity than specificity meaning that it may be best to use the tool to evaluate children with existing HWD to further guide treatment and remediation rather than as a diagnostic tool.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectHealth and environmental sciencesen_US
dc.subjectFine motor tasksen_US
dc.subjectClassroom data gathering techniquesen_US
dc.titleSensitivity of the print tool: Discriminating children with and without handwriting difficultiesen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
thesis.degree.departmentOccupational Therapyen_US
thesis.degree.grantorTexas Woman's Universityen_US
thesis.degree.levelMasteren_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Artsen_US
dc.contributor.committeeChairCandler, Catherine
dc.contributor.committeeMemberNeville-Smith, Marsha


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