Motor function in dyslexic children with and without attentional disorders

D. L. Share, R. McGee, P. A. Silva

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This study investigated whether motor function may have diagnostic or aetiological significance in the identification of a subgroup of dyslexics characterized by attention deficits. Data from an epidemiological study of 480 New Zealand boys failed to support this suggestion. High-Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) dyslexics were not found to differ from low-ADD dyslexics on 26 out of 27 measures of motor function.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)313-320
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Human Movement Studies
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1986
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology


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