Training motor skills of children with low vision

Aki E., Atasavun S.

PERCEPTUAL AND MOTOR SKILLS, vol.104, no.3, pp.1328-1336, 2007 (SSCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 104 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.2466/pms.104.4.1328-1336
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1328-1336
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


The aim of this study was to study the effectiveness of a motor training program for visually impaired children. 40 children with low vision took part in the study. 20 children (10 boys, 10 girls), mean age 8:9 yr.:mo. (SD = 1:6), were in a Training group and 20 children (10 boys, 10 girls), mean age 8: 10 yr.:mo. (SD = 1:65), were in a Home Training group. The Snellen Chart and Bruininks Oseretsky Motor Proficiency Test were used for assessment. Training program included training balance, coordination, strength, visuomotor control, and finger dexterity. Significant differences were found on all skills after training in the Training group, but no significant differences were observed, other than visual motor control, in the Home Training group. Children with low vision have some useable vision and learning to use the available vision depends on proper rehabilitation.