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Abstract

Developmental coordination disorder is a term that refers to a Motor coordination disorder manifested by significant unexpected, specific and persistent difficulties in the acquisition and use of practical motor skills, which is most needed for academic performance among primary school children with DCD. This current research aims to determine the effectiveness of visual memory training in children with DCD- Developmental coordination disorder. Ten children with DCD (N=10) were recruited from the year 2016 June to December 2016 through convenient sampling. DCDQ was used to include the children in the study. Children were enrolled in a visual memory training programme of 24 sessions, one hour per session continued for thrice a week for eight weeks. Visual memory training revealed statistical significance on reading, visual memory and reading comprehension skills (t= -4.346; p<0.05; t= -3.356, p<0.05 and t= - 5.265, p<0.05 respectively) and also suggested a statistically significant difference and the association between reading skills, visual memory skills and comprehension skills (F=20.234, p= 0.000). The study concluded that visual memory training had a significant effect on visual memory skills which have an impact on academic performance.

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Visual memory Reading comprehension Developmental coordination disorder Reading skills

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Ganapathy Sankar U, & Monisha R. (2020). Effectiveness of Visual Memory Training For Primary School Children with Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD). International Journal of Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences, 11(4), 6206-6210. https://doi.org/10.26452/ijrps.v11i4.3297