ERIC Number: ED432751
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Sep
Children Who Desperately Want To Read, but Are Not Working at Grade Level: Use Movement Patterns as "Windows" To Discover Why. Part III: The Frontal Midline.
A longitudinal research study observed 30 children between the ages of infancy and elementary age to determine if using large muscle motor patterns to master the three identified midlines that concur with the body planes used in anatomy is reflected in academic classroom learning levels. This third part of the study focused on the frontal midline. Results indicated that there was consistency between the four sources of data: (1) pre-kindergarten demographic data records reported by the parents; (2) the children's report cards analysis given by the teacher; (3) the physical education teacher's evaluation of the skill levels of the children; and (4) the parents evaluation of neurological development as specified by a given book. Findings suggest that these children tend to be mixed eye/hand dominant or left-hand dominant, and reports that these children appeared to prefer to move backward. The paper suggests activities to aid these children in overcoming their difficulties. (SC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: For Part I, see ED 402 549; for Part II, see CS 013 652; for Part IV, see CS 013 696.