Date of Award
Open Access Thesis
Master of Science (MS)
Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
Shirley P. O'Brien
Sensorimotor deficits are a result of a child's difficulties processing sensory input in combination with motor incoordination. This can lead to many difficulties for children's occupational performance, which in turn, can lead to a decrease in self-confidence for those children. This mixed-method study, through pre and post test results combined with parent reported data, sought to determine if a movement program that combines motor, sensory, and self-awareness components is an effective means of increasing the self-confidence of children with sensorimotor deficits. The results of this study demonstrate an increase in self-confidence in the ability to complete activities of daily living, socially participate, and increase participation in leisure. This study will help guide future research in the development of therapeutic programs to increase the self-confidence of children with sensorimotor impairments.
Copyright 2017 Emily Coleman
Coleman, Emily, "Enhancing Child Self-Confidence Of Occupational Performance Through The Use Of A Movement Program" (2017). Online Theses and Dissertations. 479.