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Percept Mot Skills. 1994 Feb;78(1):105-6.

Educational Kinesiology with learning disabled children: an efficacy study.

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Department of Occupational Therapy, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta 30912.


Educational Kinesiology is a treatment using specific movements to access different parts of the brain in maximizing learning potential. It has been recommended for use with learning disabled children; however, studies validating its effects are limited. The school records of 25 students each with a diagnosis of specific learning disability were examined for pre- and posttest scores on academic and perceptual motor skill measures following an Educational Kinesiology program. Analysis indicated significant improvement in perceptual motor skills following the Educational Kinesiology program. The change in academic skills was not significant. Educational Kinesiology is recommended as a treatment to improve perceptual motor function of learning disabled children. Other variables affecting this study as well as clinical and research implications are discussed.

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