In recent decades, the connections between academic skills, such as reading, writing, and calculation, and motor skills/capacities have received increasing attention. Many studies provided evidence for motor difficulties in children and adolescents with dyslexia, prompting the need for a meta-analysis to combine these multiple findings. Therefore, we conducted a meta-analysis using PsycINFO, Pubmed, and SportDiscus as scientific databases. A total of 572 studies were analyzed following several stringent inclusion criteria, resulting in the inclusion of 23 peer-reviewed studies in the final analysis. Our results showed that children and adolescents with dyslexia displayed significant different performances in multiple motor tasks and these differences persisted also when the type of motor task was considered as moderator in the analysis. The present findings are in accordance with the literature that supports a close connection between reading disabilities and difficulties in motor skills/ capacities.

Motor skills and capacities in developmental dyslexia: A systematic review and meta-analysis / Decarli, Gisella; Franchin, Laura; Vitali, Francesca. - In: ACTA PSYCHOLOGICA. - ISSN 0001-6918. - 246:104269(2024), pp. 1-8. [10.1016/j.actpsy.2024.104269]

Motor skills and capacities in developmental dyslexia: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Decarli, Gisella
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Franchin, Laura;Vitali, Francesca
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2024-01-01

Abstract

In recent decades, the connections between academic skills, such as reading, writing, and calculation, and motor skills/capacities have received increasing attention. Many studies provided evidence for motor difficulties in children and adolescents with dyslexia, prompting the need for a meta-analysis to combine these multiple findings. Therefore, we conducted a meta-analysis using PsycINFO, Pubmed, and SportDiscus as scientific databases. A total of 572 studies were analyzed following several stringent inclusion criteria, resulting in the inclusion of 23 peer-reviewed studies in the final analysis. Our results showed that children and adolescents with dyslexia displayed significant different performances in multiple motor tasks and these differences persisted also when the type of motor task was considered as moderator in the analysis. The present findings are in accordance with the literature that supports a close connection between reading disabilities and difficulties in motor skills/ capacities.
2024
104269
Decarli, Gisella; Franchin, Laura; Vitali, Francesca
Motor skills and capacities in developmental dyslexia: A systematic review and meta-analysis / Decarli, Gisella; Franchin, Laura; Vitali, Francesca. - In: ACTA PSYCHOLOGICA. - ISSN 0001-6918. - 246:104269(2024), pp. 1-8. [10.1016/j.actpsy.2024.104269]
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