Identifying neuropsychological predictors of drawing skills in elementary school children

Vincenzo Paolo Senese, Isa Zappullo, Chiara Baiano, Pierluigi Zoccolotti, Marianna Monaco, Massimiliano Conson

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Much evidence indicates that drawing is related to different neuropsychological abilities in children. However, a comprehensive cognitive model of drawing in children is still lacking. Here, we conducted a study on the neuropsychological predictors of drawing in a sample of 142 typically developing elementary school children (M age = 8.8 years; SD = 1.1). Based on a path analysis, we examined the contribution of visual perception (matching geometrical figures), complex spatial abilities (e.g., complex figures identification and mental rotation), visual attention, working memory, verbal and visual-motor skills, as well as of gender, age and socio-economic status, to copying the Rey-Osterrieth Complex Figure (ROCF). Results showed that ROCF copying was influenced in a specific and additive way by visual perception, visual-motor coordination, and verbal abilities as well as age, while it was indirectly related to visual attention, working memory, and to complex spatial abilities. These findings provide the grounds for identifying the neuropsychological bases of drawing in elementary school children.

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JournalChild Neuropsychology
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Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2019

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Keywords

  • copying
  • drawing
  • path analysis
  • predictors
  • Rey-Osterrieth Complex Figure

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  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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Identifying neuropsychological predictors of drawing skills in elementary school children. / Senese, Vincenzo Paolo; Zappullo, Isa; Baiano, Chiara; Zoccolotti, Pierluigi; Monaco, Marianna; Conson, Massimiliano.

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Senese, Vincenzo Paolo ; Zappullo, Isa ; Baiano, Chiara ; Zoccolotti, Pierluigi ; Monaco, Marianna ; Conson, Massimiliano. / Identifying neuropsychological predictors of drawing skills in elementary school children. In: Child Neuropsychology. 2019.
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