Effects of different types of learning on handwriting movements in young children
Learning and Instruction Volume 20, Number 6 ISSN 0959-4752 Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
This experiment aimed at studying the benefits of different types of training (visual, motor, or visual-motor), in comparison to a control group, on 5-year-olds' performance in a task of writing cursive letters. The visual-motor training was shown to be the most effective training. The efficacy of visual training was clear at the letter quality level, and the impact of the motor training was shown at the movement fluency level. We assume that the visual training better contributes to learning the shape of the letter trajectory, while the motor training better contributes to improve handwriting movement execution.
Vinter, A. & Chartrel, E. Effects of different types of learning on handwriting movements in young children. Learning and Instruction, 20(6), 476-486. Elsevier Ltd.