|dc.description.abstract||Objective: The aims of this paper were detennining of
discrepancy extensiveness in motoric functioning among
children with intellectual disabilities and their peers of
preschool age. After that, next objectives were detennining
the area of motoric functioning in which the discrepancy is
most pronounced, and identifying the differences in motoric
functioning regarding sex and age.
Method: The testing of the subjects using Educational
test of motor functioning, a review of literature dealing
with the subject of motoric functioning and knowledge
systematization were the base on which this research was
conducted on. SPSS was used for the data analysis.
Results: The analysis oftest results indicate the presence of
the largest discrepancy between children with intellectual
disabilities and their peers with typical development in the
area of balance, then gross motor skills. followed by
coordination and eye-hand coordination, and in the end. in
the area of fine motor skills. Regarding the age of the
children, by using Pearson's correlations, deviations in the
performing of certain tasks in the field of balance (One foot
standing: r = -0,52, n = 30, p < 0,0 I ; Ankle pronation in om:
foot standing: r = -0,37, n = 30, p < 0,05), and in the field
of gross motor skills (Catching and tapping a ball: r = -0.44.
n = 30, p < 0,05; Catching the ball carefully: r = -0.37.
n = 30, p < 0,05) were found. Regarding the gender.
differences exist in the specific tasks in the area of balance
(Jumping: r = -0,38, n = 30, p < 0,05) and coordination
(Climbing: r = -0,43, n = 30, p < 0,05), in which boys
demonstrate better developed skills.
Conclusions: Balance and Gross motor skills arc shown to
be the areas of motorical functioning with a most
pronounced discrepancy between intellectually disabled
children and their preschool age peers.||sr