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Relationship Between Motor Proficiency, Math, and Reading

The International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health published a research review on the relationship between motor proficiency, math, and reading in school-aged children and adolescents.  Previous research indicated that there are positive associations between physical activity, cognition, and academic performance in children. This review investigated which factors influence the relationship between motor proficiency, math, […]

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Binocular Vision Function and Reading Performance in Children

Binocular Vision Function and Reading Performance in Children

Binocular Vision Function and Reading Performance in Children The Journal of Optometry published a retrospective chart review on binocular vision function and reading performance in 121 children who were identified with reading problems according to their IEP. The researchers focused on acuity and binocular vision such as accommodation (focus), vergence (turning the eye in and […]

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Fine Motor Skills and Reading

Fine Motor Skills and Reading

Fine Motor Skills and Reading Prior to kindergarten, fine motor skills are important for school readiness.  Research indicates that fine motor skills play a role in cognition and language development.  The Journal of Research in Reading recently investigated the relationship between fine motor skills and reading development in 144 kindergartners in Germany.  Each child was […]

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Fine Motor Skills, Visual Function, and Reading in Children

Fine Motor Skills, Visual Function, and Reading in Children

Fine Motor Skills, Visual Function, and Reading in Children Human Movement Science recently published research examining the association between fine motor skills, visual function, and reading in children. The participants included 19 children who were reading below expected grade and age level.  In order to test whether the children identified with reading difficulties perform worse only […]

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Link Between Reading, Visual Perception, and Visual–Motor Integration

Link Between Reading, Visual Perception, and Visual–Motor Integration

Link Between Reading, Visual Perception, and Visual–Motor Integration Decoding written words is a key component to developing the ability to read.  In order to decode, children need adequate visual perceptual skills.  Recent research published in Dyslexia discussed the link between reading, visual perception, and visual–motor integration using the Developmental Test of Visual Perception version 2 (DTVP-2).  The […]

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Less Movement = Harder to Read for Boys

The Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport published research on the association of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) and sedentary time (ST) with reading and arithmetic skills in 89 boys and 69 girls aged 6–8 years.  MVPA and ST were assessed by monitoring heart rate, using a movement sensor and measuring body fat percentage.  Reading fluency, […]

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Balance and Dyslexia

Recent research attempted to determine is there is a connection with balance skills and reading speed. Ninety four children with a familial risk of dyslexia were compared to 85 children without a risk of dyslexia. The results showed that children with a risk of dyslexia had more problems with balance and reading. Testing indicated that […]