The Effect of Movement Education Studies Applied to Children with Specific Learning Disability on Psychomotor Development

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Pamukkale Journal of Sport Sciences, PJSS, vol.12, no.1, pp.29-40, 2021 (Refereed Journals of Other Institutions)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 12 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Title of Journal : Pamukkale Journal of Sport Sciences, PJSS
  • Page Numbers: pp.29-40


Specific learning disability is a condition that causes academic and mental processes, problems in motor development, balance, and coordination. This study was conducted to determine if some psychomotor skills of children with a specific learning disability develop with movement education. The working group consists of a total of twenty-eight children aged 7-14 with specific learning disabilities, who are trained in a private rehabilitation center operating and selected through simple random sampling in Kocaeli. In this research, fourteen experimental groups and fourteen as control groups were determined of the total of twenty-eight students. The data were obtained through observational tests applied before and after the 8- week training program. Experts prepared the observation results in the form of a 5-point Likert and marked the form. SPSS 25.0 was used to analyze the data. The Wilcoxon test was used because the data didn't show a normal distribution, and the research included correlation measurements. As a result of the study, no statistically significant difference was found between the test values of the control group before and after the training (p>.05), but there was a significant difference between the test values before and after the training in the experimental group (p<.05). It is concluded that movement training studies have positive effects on some psychomotor skills.