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Research in Medical & Engineering Sciences

Assessment of Visual Motor Integration in Children with Developmental Coordination Disorder in Indian Context

  • Open or Close Ganapathy Sankar U1 and Monisha R2*

    1 SRM College of Occupational Therapy, SRM Institute of Science and Technology, India

    2 SRM College of Physiotherapy, India

    *Corresponding author: Monisha R, Assistant Professor, SRM College of Physiotherapy, Chennai, India

Submission: August 16, 2018; Published: September 07, 2018

DOI: 10.31031/RMES.2018.06.000639

ISSN: 2576-8816
Volume6 Issue3


Introduction: Visual Proprioception utilizes a visual form of information to communication and to share knowledge, helps in thinking and creative processes. Visual-motor coordination is needed to perform all the activity of daily living and it is a foundational skill required for all the children for academic achievement.

Methodology: The study has been initiated in June 14-2018, after getting informed consent signed, Ten children referred for their motor problems in home and in school to a rehabilitation clinic in and around Chennai has been selected in this study, Movement assessment battery for children (ABC) was administered to the study sample and 5 children have impairment score below 5th percentile.

Result: Children with DCD show significant poor performance in the entire test of Berry VMI test and these Children with DCD appears to have problem in proprioception and motor programming.

Discussion: Overall, the problems of children with DCD become most pronounced when their academic performance has been affected because of the poor visual motor integration. They have poor eye- hand coordination when writing examination and they were reported to have difficulty in fixing the paper to the desk in order to create the stable environment for writing the test. Children’s with DCD fails to do so.

Conclusion: Children with DCD appears to have problem in Visual motor integration and because of this these children have poor performance in all perceptual task, hence the study concludes that difficulty in visual-motor integration contribute to poor academic performance.

Keywords: Visual motor integration; DCD, Berry scale; MABC.

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