Journal article

Psychomotor Ability and Short-term Memory, and Reading and Mathematics Achievement in Children

Cheree Murrihy, Maria Bailey, John Roodenburg

ARCHIVES OF CLINICAL NEUROPSYCHOLOGY | OXFORD UNIV PRESS | Published : 2017

Abstract

Objective: The aim of our study was to examine whether the findings from previous research, indicating the role of short-term memory as a mediator of the relationship between motor coordination and academic achievement in adolescents, is also evident in a younger child population. Method: The study utilized a quantative cross-sectional design involving 133 children aged 8-12. The McCarron Assessment of Neuromuscular Development (MAND) provided four indicators of psychomotor ability (Finger Nose, Walking, Balancing, and Jumping). The Woodcock-Johnson Cognitive battery and the Automated Working Memory Assessment (AWMA) provided two measures of short-term memory (Numbers Reversed and Digit Reca..

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