Cognitive and motor abilities in preschool hydrocephalics

N. M. Thompson, L. Chapieski, M. E. Miner, J. M. Fletcher, S. H. Landry, John Bixby

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Abstract

The neuropsychological performance of three groups of preschool children was evaluated: (a) one with hydrocephalus associated with myelomeningocele; (b) one with hydrocephalus associated with intraventricular hemorrhage and very low birth weight; and (c) a nonhydrocephalic normal comparison group. Multivariate profile analysis revealed lower levels of performance on measures of verbal and nonverbal cognitive skills for both groups of hydrocephalic children relative to normals. Comparison of group profiles on tasks requiring figure copying as opposed to figure matching and analysis of specific gross and fine motor skills revealed that both hydrocephalic groups had impaired visual-motor integration in the presence of average visual perceptual matching. In addition, different patterns of motor skill deficits were found for each hydrocephalic group. The results of this study suggest that decreased visual-motor integration and etiology-specific motor deficits are major sequelae of these forms ofhydrocephalus in the preschool years.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)245-258
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology
Volume13
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1991
Externally publishedYes

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Motor Skills
Aptitude
Hydrocephalus
Meningomyelocele
Very Low Birth Weight Infant
Preschool Children
Multivariate Analysis
Hemorrhage

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  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neurology
  • Psychology(all)
  • Clinical Psychology

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Thompson, N. M., Chapieski, L., Miner, M. E., Fletcher, J. M., Landry, S. H., & Bixby, J. (1991). Cognitive and motor abilities in preschool hydrocephalics. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 13(2), 245-258.

Cognitive and motor abilities in preschool hydrocephalics. / Thompson, N. M.; Chapieski, L.; Miner, M. E.; Fletcher, J. M.; Landry, S. H.; Bixby, John.

In: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, Vol. 13, No. 2, 01.01.1991, p. 245-258.

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Thompson, NM, Chapieski, L, Miner, ME, Fletcher, JM, Landry, SH & Bixby, J 1991, 'Cognitive and motor abilities in preschool hydrocephalics', Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, vol. 13, no. 2, pp. 245-258.
Thompson NM, Chapieski L, Miner ME, Fletcher JM, Landry SH, Bixby J. Cognitive and motor abilities in preschool hydrocephalics. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology. 1991 Jan 1;13(2):245-258.
Thompson, N. M. ; Chapieski, L. ; Miner, M. E. ; Fletcher, J. M. ; Landry, S. H. ; Bixby, John. / Cognitive and motor abilities in preschool hydrocephalics. In: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology. 1991 ; Vol. 13, No. 2. pp. 245-258.
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