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Seguin Form Board's Colour Variability and Its Effect on Performance in Younger Children


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1 Rehabilitation Psychologist, Manas Psychology Epilepsy and De-Addiction Centre, Ludhiana, Punjab, India
2 Department of Psychology, Punjabi University, Patiala, Punjab, India
     

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Ongmally developed by Goddard about 100 years back for the sensory motor training of children with feeble mind, Seguin Form Board (SFB) Test is still one of the most popular test to assess intellectual functioning in younger children. The task on SFB requires form and shape perception through application of gestah principles including figure ground rule. Colour contrast develop contour that facilitate children to perceive object easily from its background hence it may help them to perform faster on test. This might be the reason that colour contrast/bichromatic board was originally designed and standardized. However, presently large colour variation is being found amongst the available boards in market which seems clearly a violation of norms for testing. This variation color may adversely affect the performance of the child To examine this hypothesis experimental study was designed to evaluate the effect of board colour variations on performance while working on it. After taking baseline observations of two groups on mono-chromatic board, performance was recorded on bi-chromatic board for experimental group while keeping all other testing conditions constant. Results of the study demonstrated that children who have given bi-chromatics board performed faster than those who worked on monochromatic board. Thus colour variation of board has significant effect on performance of the child Thus It is recommended that only original bi-chromatic board should be used for testing.

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Seguin Form Board, Form and Shape Perception, Figure Ground Principle.
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Anand Thaman
Rehabilitation Psychologist, Manas Psychology Epilepsy and De-Addiction Centre, Ludhiana, Punjab, India
Naina Sharma
Department of Psychology, Punjabi University, Patiala, Punjab, India

Abstract


Ongmally developed by Goddard about 100 years back for the sensory motor training of children with feeble mind, Seguin Form Board (SFB) Test is still one of the most popular test to assess intellectual functioning in younger children. The task on SFB requires form and shape perception through application of gestah principles including figure ground rule. Colour contrast develop contour that facilitate children to perceive object easily from its background hence it may help them to perform faster on test. This might be the reason that colour contrast/bichromatic board was originally designed and standardized. However, presently large colour variation is being found amongst the available boards in market which seems clearly a violation of norms for testing. This variation color may adversely affect the performance of the child To examine this hypothesis experimental study was designed to evaluate the effect of board colour variations on performance while working on it. After taking baseline observations of two groups on mono-chromatic board, performance was recorded on bi-chromatic board for experimental group while keeping all other testing conditions constant. Results of the study demonstrated that children who have given bi-chromatics board performed faster than those who worked on monochromatic board. Thus colour variation of board has significant effect on performance of the child Thus It is recommended that only original bi-chromatic board should be used for testing.

Keywords


Seguin Form Board, Form and Shape Perception, Figure Ground Principle.