Revista brasileira de crescimento e desenvolvimento humano
versão ISSN 0104-1282
PEREIRA, Débora Morais; ARAUJO, Rita de Cássia Tibério e BRACCIALLI, Ligia Maria Presumido. Relationship analysis between visual-motor integration ability and academic performance. Rev. bras. crescimento desenvolv. hum. [online]. 2011, vol.21, n.3, pp. 808-817. ISSN 0104-1282.
Visual-motor integration is a skill that involves visual perception and eye-hand coordination. Deficit in perceptual ability and motor organization capacity may reflect in reading, writing and arithmetic learning difficulties. This study aimed to verify the relationship between visual-motor integration ability and academic performance, as well, whether visual perception ability was correlated with reading performance and whether motor coordination ability was correlated with writing performance. Participants were 77 students in the 2nd. year of elementary education at a public school. To data collect were applied the Developmental Test of Visual-Motor Integration and the Academic Performance Test. The results showed a significant correlation between visual-motor integration ability and academic skills of reading (r = 0.230, p = 0.044), writing (r = 0.244, p = 0.033) and arithmetic (r = 0.277, p = 0.015). In addition, was also identified significant correlation between visual perception and reading performance (r = 0.407, p = 0) and between the motor coordination and cursive writing (p = 0.039). The results of this study are consistent with the literature, concerning the verification of visual-motor integration, visual perception and motor coordination abilities influence on the students performance in school activities.
Palavras-chave : visual perception; education.