Learning difficulties: the role of oriented physical activity


  • Daniele Lodi
  • Giovanni Seghi
  • Massimo Barbieri
  • Nicola Lovecchio


A set of motor and sequential skills must be automatized in order to carry out the task of learning. Indeed, the learning process requires the visual search of number/letter shapes, the analysis of left-to-right sequences, memorization of letters shape tracing and eye muscle coordination in reading and writing. The low efficiency of some of the key functions within motor scheme, such as lateralization and eye-hand coordination, negatively affects the organization
of reading-writing and calculation processes. The aim of our study was the assessment of improvements within reading/writing/ calculation outcomes, in LSD children after a specific motor sequence training. In particular, skill coordination performance leaded all children to an important improvements during specific trials about the scholastic practice.
Specific and ad-personam sequence of exercise could be an elective teaching methodology to over-stimolate the neuro-motor viability.



How to Cite

Lodi, D., Seghi, G., Barbieri, M., & Lovecchio, N. (2018). Learning difficulties: the role of oriented physical activity. Formazione & Insegnamento, 16(2), 335–344. Retrieved from https://ojs.pensamultimedia.it/index.php/siref/article/view/2949

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