M.A. in School Psychology
Educational Services and Leadership
College of Education
Motor ability; Reading--Research; Visual perception
The purpose of this study was to determine if there was a correlation between reading rate and visual-motor coordination. This study was a replication of the researcher's prior study. The population of interest was the only differing aspect. This study used 32 high school 9th and 10th grade students from an all boys college prep school. Reading rate was measured by two tests: the Nelson-Denny Reading Test and a 40-letter test. The game Perfection and a bead stringing task were the measures used to determine visual-motor coordination. Aggregated scores combined the z-scores to create a total score for reading and also visual-motor coordination. A Pearson's Correlation yielded significance that supports the hypothesis: There was a significant positive correlation between reading rate and visual-motor coordination in 9th and 10th grade high school students. Another significant finding was that the Nelson-Denny reading rate score was positively correlated with the aggregated score for visual-motor coordination.
Marcionese, Marita C., "Visual motor coordination and reading: a correlational analysis part II" (2005). Theses and Dissertations. 1037.