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What is Perceptual Motor Development?

Perceptual Motor Development is defined as one’s ability to receive, interpret and respond successfully to sensory information.

Perception means to know or to interpret information, and Motor refers to output or responsive movement (Capon 1975).

A Perceptual Motor Program (PMP), therefore, uses movement activities to enhance Academic or Cognitive skills.

 

Improving Literacy through Motor Development

Perceptual Motor Programs (PMP’s) have been shown to be an avenue to which the perceptual abilities of a child may be enhanced.

There has been research conducted that demonstrates that improved perceptual Motor Development can positively affect a child’s Academic Performance.