Effect of sports vision exercise on visual perception and reading performance in 7- to 10-year-old developmental dyslexic children

Badami, Rokhsareh, Mahmoudi, Sahar and Baluch, Bahman ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0650-4421 (2016) Effect of sports vision exercise on visual perception and reading performance in 7- to 10-year-old developmental dyslexic children. Journal of Exercise Rehabilitation, 12 (6) . pp. 604-609. ISSN 2288-176X [Article] (doi:10.12965/jer.1632728.364)

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The presented study was aimed at identifying for the first time the influence of sports vision exercises on fundamental motor skills and cognitive skills of 7- to 10-year-old developmental dyslexic Persian children. A pretest - posttest quasi-experimental study was conducted. The statistical population of this study was 7- to 10-year-old dyslexic children referring to two centres of learning disorder in the city of Isfahan. Twenty two of these children were selected using available and purposive sampling from the statistical population and were randomly assigned into two groups of experimental and control. The former (experimental group) participated in sports vision exercise courses for 12 weeks (3 one hr sessions per week) and the latter (control group) continued their routine daily activities during the exercise. Before the beginning and at the end of the exercise, Gardner’s test of visual perception test - revised and Dehkhoda’s reading skills test was administered to both groups. The results showed that the sports vision exercises increases motor skills, visual perceptual skills and reading skills in developmental dyslexic children. Based on the results of the presented study it was concluded that sports vision exercises can be used for fundamental and cognitive skills of developmental dyslexic children.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology
Item ID: 21592
Notes on copyright: Copyright © 2016 Korean Society of Exercise Rehabilitation.
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/) which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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Date Deposited: 03 Apr 2017 15:53
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2022 21:22
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/21592

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