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Measuring procedural imitation aptitude in children: further validation of the preschool imitation and praxic scale (PIPS)

M Vanvuchelen, Herbert Roeyers UGent and Frauke De Weerdt UGent (2011) PERCEPTUAL AND MOTOR SKILLS. 113(3). p.773-792
abstract
The Preschool Imitation and Praxis Scale (PIPS) was developed to measure bodily and procedural imitation aptitude in young children. However, the investigation of procedural imitation is more complex than that of bodily imitation. The procedural imitation tasks of the PIPS mainly consisted of unusual acts upon objects (for example, switching on a lamp in a toy animal with the forehead). This study assessed the suitability of these tasks by ruling out nonimitative learning in 15 typically developing children between 12 and 55 mo. of age (6 girls, 9 boys). Results indicated that the tasks seem novel and unlikely to be performed spontaneously by the children. In addition, the number of target acts performed by the children in the imitation condition was significantly higher than in the baseline, investigator-manipulation, and imitation-enhancement nonimitative control conditions. Finally, the tasks elicited more frequently imitative behaviour than end-state emulation. Therefore, the tasks appear appropriate to measure procedural imitation, and the findings support the theoretical validity of the PIPS.
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keyword
INTENTIONS, EMULATION, TERM-MEMORY, INTENDED ACTS, INFANTS IMITATION, REENACTMENT, MOVEMENTS, COGNITION, AUTISM, BOYS
journal title
PERCEPTUAL AND MOTOR SKILLS
Percept. Mot. Skills
volume
113
issue
3
pages
773 - 792
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000299754700008
JCR category
PSYCHOLOGY, EXPERIMENTAL
JCR impact factor
0.487 (2011)
JCR rank
80/83 (2011)
JCR quartile
4 (2011)
ISSN
0031-5125
DOI
10.2466/10.11.22.PMS.113.6.773-792
language
English
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yes
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A1
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I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
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3020829
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-3020829
date created
2012-10-10 17:16:10
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2012-10-12 14:54:51
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  author       = {Vanvuchelen, M and Roeyers, Herbert and De Weerdt, Frauke},
  issn         = {0031-5125},
  journal      = {PERCEPTUAL AND MOTOR SKILLS},
  keyword      = {INTENTIONS,EMULATION,TERM-MEMORY,INTENDED ACTS,INFANTS IMITATION,REENACTMENT,MOVEMENTS,COGNITION,AUTISM,BOYS},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {773--792},
  title        = {Measuring procedural imitation aptitude in children: further validation of the preschool imitation and praxic scale (PIPS)},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.2466/10.11.22.PMS.113.6.773-792},
  volume       = {113},
  year         = {2011},
}

Chicago
Vanvuchelen, M, Herbert Roeyers, and Frauke De Weerdt. 2011. “Measuring Procedural Imitation Aptitude in Children: Further Validation of the Preschool Imitation and Praxic Scale (PIPS).” Perceptual and Motor Skills 113 (3): 773–792.
APA
Vanvuchelen, M, Roeyers, H., & De Weerdt, F. (2011). Measuring procedural imitation aptitude in children: further validation of the preschool imitation and praxic scale (PIPS). PERCEPTUAL AND MOTOR SKILLS, 113(3), 773–792.
Vancouver
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Vanvuchelen M, Roeyers H, De Weerdt F. Measuring procedural imitation aptitude in children: further validation of the preschool imitation and praxic scale (PIPS). PERCEPTUAL AND MOTOR SKILLS. 2011;113(3):773–92.
MLA
Vanvuchelen, M, Herbert Roeyers, and Frauke De Weerdt. “Measuring Procedural Imitation Aptitude in Children: Further Validation of the Preschool Imitation and Praxic Scale (PIPS).” PERCEPTUAL AND MOTOR SKILLS 113.3 (2011): 773–792. Print.