Examining the Association between Children’s Hand Skill Performance and Participation in Everyday Life

Emma Gee Kee, Chi-Wen Chien, Sylvia Rodger, Jodie Copley

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This study examined whether children’s real-life hand skill performance associates with their participation. A group of 30 preschool-aged children without disabilities and their parents were recruited. Each child was observed performing activities in real-life contexts, and their hand skill performance was scored using the Assessment of Children’s Hand Skills. The parents completed the Children Participation Questionnaire. Real-life hand skill performance was found to significantly associate with children’s participation diversity, intensity, and independence. Neither children’s enjoyment nor parents’ satisfaction with children’s participation was predicted. This study provides preliminary evidence supporting the relationship between children’s real-life hand skill performance and participation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)246-259
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Occupational Therapy, Schools, and Early Intervention
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • children
  • everyday life
  • participation
  • real-life hand skill performance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Education

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