Roger Pearman

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Advisor(s) - Committee Chair

William Koch, W.H. Solley

Degree Program

School of Teacher Education

Degree Type

Master of Arts


The Lincoln-Oseretsky Motor Development Scale is designed to test the motor ability of children between the ages of six and fourteen. It is an individually administered scale consisting of thirty-six motor skill items such as finger dexterity, eye-hand coordination and gross activity of the hands, arms, legs and trunk. Both unilateral and bilateral motor tasks are involved in the scale. Because of this fact, fifty-three test items involve right and left limb performances. The time for administering all the items is usually less than one hour.

The purpose of this study was to determine whether or not the number of test items could be significantly reduced so that a reliable assessment or the motor ability of an individual can be made in a much shorter period of time.



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