Child Study: Payton and Avery Katelyn Cecchini EDU PAES 754 Motor Development
Age: 8 years 9 months Height: 53 inches, 67th percentile Weight: 63 lbs, 53rd percentile BMI: 15.8 Physique: Tall and lean with some muscular definition Right side dominant Meet Payton Carlock
Age: 3 years 9 months Height: 41.5 inches, 97th percentile Weight: 34 lbs, 80th percentile BMI: 14.2 Physique: Tall and lean Right side dominant Meet Avery Carlock
Payton and Avery at Home Payton and Avery live in a condo in a safe, middleclass, mostly white neighborhood with their mother (Amanda) and father (Jerry). They do not have a front/back yard to play in, but they have access to a large park that is 100m from home which they go to often. Their neighborhood is a mix of older couples and families with children. When not participating in organized sports, the girls play with the neighborhood kids or get together with friends from other social circles (school, daycare and gymnastics team). The sisters get a long great and play together well. Some of their favorite activities are: ride bikes to the park, climb on the playground, draw with chalk on the sidewalk, and play with their dolls. Now that Avery is getting older, she is able to participate in more activities with her big sister.
Payton Run: 8 Gallop: 8 Hop: 10 Leap: 6 Horizontal Jump: 8 Slide: 8 Avery Run: 5 Gallop: 2 Hop: 9 Leap: 5 Horizontal Jump: 5 Slide: 5 Locomotor Skills
Payton Strike: 9 Dribble: 8 Catch: 6 Kick: 8 Overhand Throw: 5 Underhand Roll: 8 Avery Strike: 8 Dribble: 0 Catch: 2 Kick: 5 Overhand Throw: 2 Underhand Roll: 3 Object Control Skills
Payton Gross motor quotient: 124 % Rank: 95 Developmental Status: Advanced Avery Gross motor quotient: 105 % Rank: 65 Developmental Status: On Target Payton vs. Avery
Interpretations of PSPCSA • Higher scores reflect a grater sense of physical competence. • Payton views her physical competence as ‘really good’, while Avery views her physical competence as ‘pretty good’. • Payton was exposed to an opportunity to learn and manipulate her body early (gymnastics-3yrs old), her physical abilities developed, and therefore her confidence increased. Avery grew up with an older sister who is confidence in her motor ability. Payton is a role model and helps Avery develop her motor skills, thereby increasing Avery’s motor confidence. • Payton and Avery’s positive motor image gives them the confidence to expand their movement experience to new sports/activities. Both are athletic and if they continue to participate in sports, their confidence should continue to remain high.
Parent Recommendations • Payton is developmentally advanced; therefore my only recommendation is to continue her participation in a variety of sports and activities. • Avery’s locomotor skills are advanced and her object control skills are developmentally on target for her age. However, to continue this positive motor development, the following skills should be targeted; • Locomotor skills: Gallop and Slide • Object control skills: Dribble, Catch, Throw and Roll
Instructional Activities Pony Express • Targeted Skill: Gallop • Scenario: Post woman in wild west. Object is to gallop and deliver mail to customers. Emphasize galloping components Bowling • Targeted Skill: Underhand Roll • Go to a bowing ally, pick out a light ball and place bumpers in the gutters to increase success. Use these key words as reminders: Step (with opposite foot), bend knees (get low to the ground) and release low.
Instructional Activities Dribbling Contest • Targeted Skill: Dribbling • Give a brief demonstration and instruction on how to dribble with the correct form. Count how many times her can keep the ball in control while dribbling without moving then challenge her to beat her previous score. If successful, have her move while dribbling. Catch With a Partner • Targeted Skills: Throw and catch • A medium size ball should be used to support catching success. If throwing and catching, use a beanbag. Stand a good distance away, moving backward when child experiences success