First and Last Name/s of Presenters

Sarah Sullivan, Sacred Heart UniversityFollow

Participation Type

Poster

Mentor/s

Professor Dawn Melzer

Location

University Commons

Start Day/Time

4-20-2018 1:00 PM

End Day/Time

4-20-2018 3:00 PM

Abstract

Previous research has shown that executive function (EF) skills and motor skill ability develop during the early preschool years of age. Children from lower socioeconomic status (SES) homes tend to score lower than middle to upper SES children but no research has been done to explore the connection between EF skills and motor skill ability. If a connection is discovered then there will be possibilities of creating motor interventions that could be used in order to increase development of executive function abilities. In the current study, 3-5 year old children from low SES areas were tested to look at the relationship between executive function skills and motor skill abilities to benefit low SES children in the future.

College

College of Arts and Sciences

College and Major available

Psychology

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Comments

Sarah Sullivan is a student in the Thomas More Honors Program.

Honorable mention in the 2018 Academic Festival prize category Most Meaningful.

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Preschooler's Motor Development and Executive Function Skills

University Commons

Previous research has shown that executive function (EF) skills and motor skill ability develop during the early preschool years of age. Children from lower socioeconomic status (SES) homes tend to score lower than middle to upper SES children but no research has been done to explore the connection between EF skills and motor skill ability. If a connection is discovered then there will be possibilities of creating motor interventions that could be used in order to increase development of executive function abilities. In the current study, 3-5 year old children from low SES areas were tested to look at the relationship between executive function skills and motor skill abilities to benefit low SES children in the future.

 

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