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The Journal of Korean Society of Community-Based Occupational Therapy Vol.6 No.1 pp.13-23
The Effects of Aloud Reading on handwriting Legibility in Low-level Elementary School Children
Kang, Hui-Ju 강원대학교 보건과학대학 작업치료학과
Kim, Hui-Jin 강원대학교 보건과학대학 작업치료학과
Yeom, Ji-Won 강원대학교 보건과학대학 작업치료학과
Yi, Yu-Ra 강원대학교 보건과학대학 작업치료학과
Choi, Eun-Jin 강원대학교 보건과학대학 작업치료학과
Jeon, Byoung-Jin 강원대학교 보건과학대학 작업치료학과
Key Words : Aloud reading,Handwriting,Legibility


Objective : The aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of aloud reading on handwriting legibility in low-level elementary school children. Methods : The subject of the present study consisted of 45 elementary school 2nd graders who were normally developed checked by the Developmental Test of Visual Perception. Experimental period was conducted total six times that Pre-evaluation once, four times intervention, and Post-evaluation once from November 2 to November 25, 2015. When Pre-evaluation and Post-evaluation was measured the handwriting legibility and speed using Handwriting Skill Test. When intervention divided and implemented to experimental group who handwriting with aloud reading, control group1 who only handwriting, and control group2 who nothing. Pre-evaluation and Post-evaluation identified change the handwriting legibility using Handwriting Skill Test. Result : After intervention, handwriting legibility improve female than male. At word card1, control group1 improve significantly handwriting legibility within group and control group2 come out significant difference but handwriting legibility decrease. At word card2, experimental group and control group1 improve significantly handwriting legibility within group. Experimental group and control group1, control group1 and control group2 come out significant difference between group. Conclusion : The present study demonstrates that handwriting training improve handwriting legibility to elementary school 2nd graders
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