Cognitive associations of bimanual haptico-visual recognition in preschoolers

I. Giannopulu*, F. Cusin, S. Escolano, G. Dellatolas

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Abstract

We have investigated the relation between haptico-visual recognition of objects and cognitive tasks in two large samples of preschoolers (n = 534; n = 750). Children aged 6 years completed a cross-modal task in which they have first to haptically explore an object and second to visually recognize it; they also performed phonological, verbal semantic, and visual tasks. For two consecutive years, bimanual haptico-visual recognition was significantly correlated to performance at all the cognitive tasks. The meaning of this relationship is discussed. The study supports the view that haptico-visual recognition tasks should be used as screening tools for early identification of children at risk of learning difficulties.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)227-236
Number of pages10
JournalChild Neuropsychology
Volume14
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2008
Externally publishedYes

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