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Coetzee, Dané; Pienaar, Anita E.; van Wyk, Yolanda – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2019
Background: Visual motor integration plays an important role in academic skills of learners in the early school years and can have an impact on their overall academic performance. Aim: This study aimed to determine the influence of socio-economic status (SES) on changes in visual-motor integration, visual perception and motor coordination over a…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Psychomotor Skills, Socioeconomic Status, Grade 1
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de Waal, Elna; Pienaar, Anita E.; Coetzee, Dané – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2018
Background: Children with developmental coordination disorder (DCD) portray motor coordination and perceptual difficulties which can hamper daily activity and academic task execution. Aim: This study examined the association between DCD and academic performance, and explored which perceptual and motor coordination skills had the largest…
Descriptors: Developmental Disabilities, Psychomotor Skills, Physical Disabilities, Correlation
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de Waal, Elna; Pienaar, Anita E.; Coetzee, Dané – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2018
Background: Developmental coordination disorder (DCD) has a negative impact on everyday activities and academic achievement in children, mainly owing to similar underlying motor and cognitive constructs. Academic achievement of boys and girls seems to be different, with boys being more prone to academic backlogs, especially in language-related…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Academic Achievement, Developmental Disabilities, Psychomotor Skills