The association between children ’s common Chinese stroke errors and spelling ability
AbstractThe present study adopted an error analysis approach to examine the stroke errors committed by 43 Hong Kong Chinese children of Grades 1 and 3 from a Chinese Character Copying Task. It aimed to determine the common stroke error patterns, developmental changes and the cognitive problems implied. The different types of stroke errors and total number of correct stroke sequence were further linked to Chinese word spelling ability and associated cognitive-linguistic skills. Results revealed that wrong stroke sequence and wrong character configuration were the common stroke errors in both grades and Grade 3 students made significantly fewer errors in these two categories. Both wrong stroke sequence and wrong character configuration were found to be associated with poor visual discrimination skills and visual sequential and spatial memory. Character configuration error was a significant predictor of Chinese word spelling ability whereas correct stroke sequence only contributed significantly to Chinese word spelling performance in Grade 3. These findings suggest the significance of character configuration knowledge in Chinese spelling and its importance in facilitating the orthographic developments of structural knowledge and radical knowledge. The findings have implications for the design of an enriched curriculum to teach Chinese character so as to foster a better foundation for orthographic development as well as Chinese word spelling ability.
CONCLUSION: BPPV is the most frequent diagnosis seen in the ED; however, physicians need to document nystagmus more precisely and perform diagnostic tests systematically, in order to make an accurate diagnosis. To avoid misdiagnoses, ED physicians and ENT specialists should be able to recognize central signs in patients with an acute vestibular syndrome. Every fourth patient does not receive a definitive diagnosis. Diagnostic ED workup for patients with dizziness needs further improvement. PMID: 32221628 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
ConclusionsMore macrovascular and microvascular complications were found in Northern compared to Southern patients, and the largest difference also appeared in the younger age groups under 55, which may be meaningful to a screening and treatment strategy according to geographic differences.
Publication date: June 2020Source: Nano Energy, Volume 72Author(s): Xiaohui Lu, Yuhong Xu, Guangda Qiao, Qiang Gao, Xiaosong Zhang, Tinghai Cheng, Zhong Lin Wang
Conclusions: All the studies in this review report improvement of facial movement or function following application of various methods of physical rehabilitation for facial palsy. Methodological limitations and heterogeneity of design affect the strength of the evidence and prevent reliable comparison between intervention methods. Strong evidence supporting physical rehabilitation was not found; well-designed rigorous research is required.
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Condition: Cerebrovascular Accident Interventions: Device: transcranial direct current stimulation, tDCS; Device: functional electrical stimulation, FES; Other: no stimulation Sponsor: Chang Gung Memorial Hospital Not yet recruiting
Condition: Stroke Interventions: Device: mirror therapy; Device: robotic-assisted training; Device: sham mirror therapy Sponsor: Chang Gung Memorial Hospital Recruiting