What we expect and demand in discipline and performance at each age should depend upon a child's development, mental, physical, and functional. In this laboratory the evaluation for scientific and diagnostic purposes of motor rather than mental capacities is being stressed. The object of this investigation is to find what the motor equipment of children is on entering school. The discovery of the basic motor tests which applied at five and six years of age will give results which are reliable and significant in that they throw light on motor ability. Previous investigations on young children have had for their fundamental purpose the comparison of mental and motor traits. The aim of this study is to investigate the responses of as many different sets of muscles as possible and to compare these responses one with another to see if the nature of one is an index to a corresponding nature in another.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
©1920 Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.
"The Measurement of Motility in Children,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 27(1), 235-236.
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