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Two studies were carried out in order to better understand the role of perceptual and visuo-motor skills in handwriting. Two training programs, visual-haptic (VH) and visual (V), were compared which differed in the way children explored the letters. The results revealed that improvements of VH training on letter recognition and handwriting quality were(More)
The objective of the present research was to show that incorporating a visuo-haptic device 'Telemaque' may increase the fluency of handwriting production of cursive letters in kindergarten children i.e., before formal handwriting learning begins. Forty two 5 year-old children were assigned an intervention involving either Telemaque (experimental training;(More)
The visuo-haptic and haptic exploration of letters increases the kindergarten-children's understanding of the alphabetic principle Abstract This study examined the effect of incorporating a visuo-haptic and haptic (tactual-kinaesthetic) exploration of letters in a training designed to develop phonemic awareness, knowledge of letters and letter/sound(More)
The aim of this paper is to present a new visuo-haptic interface for remediation of dysgraphic children. This interface allows teaching the children to reproduce a letter according to a standard not only static (i.e. its correct shape) but also dynamic (i.e. the rules of motor production). A new specific handwriting static and dynamic font was built. Using(More)
The objective of the present study is to show that incorporating a force-feedback programmable pen (Telemaque) in a training design can improve the handwriting acquisition in young children. Twenty two 6 year-old children were assigned either to an experimental training session involving this Visuo-Haptic (VH) interface, or to a Control (C) condition. In(More)
This research focuses on the ability of the young child to detect and identify the continuity or discontinuity of a cursive handwriting movement. The evolution of this ability has been studied by comparing the performance of nonscripters (kindergarten) pupils and students scripters (2nd and 5th years of primary school). Results showed that the perception of(More)
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