Does neuromotor immaturity represent a risk for acquiring basic academic skills in school-age children?


For results from independent research using the INPP screening test designed for use by teachers in schools (Assessing Neuromotor Readiness for Learning.  The INPP Developmental Screening Test and School Intervention Programme), see:

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/322591362_Does_neuromotor_immaturity_represents_a_risk_for_acquiring_basic_academic_skills_in_school-age_children

This research based on a sample to 256 children in primary schools in Serbia examined the incidence of neuromotor maturity in children, with and without, difficulties in reading, writing and numeracy.

The results,

“clearly indicated that neuromotor immaturity of children represents a risk to the adoption of the basic academic skills”.

The authors concluded,

We believe that the school age is a very important time to monitor motor development of the child to the same extent as cognitive development.  In this way we would have the opportunity to intervene on time and reduce the possibility of school failure.  Wider studies in this area are urgently needed”

Source: Ivanovic L, Medenica V., 2018.  Does neuromotor immaturity represent a risk for acquiring basic academic skills in school-age children?  Military Medical and Pharmaceutical Review. January 2018.

 

Published: 25th November 2019
Category: Sally Goddard Blythe