The importance of motor skill in general development

Hill, Elisabeth L.. 2010. The importance of motor skill in general development. Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology, 52(10), p. 888. ISSN 00121622 [Article]

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Commentary on paper published by L. Hill et al. (2010). Exercising attention within the classroom, in Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology.

The intervention study by Hill et al. provides an important
basis on which to consider further the idea not only of the
beneficial effects of exercise on cognitive achievement, but also
of how best to provide exercise opportunities to those children
who need them most. While in the past we might have
assumed that this applied to those who do not access physical
exercise out of school, it is becoming increasingly clear that
physical exercise, as well as motor development more generally,
is closely related to physical and mental health, as well as
to cognitive achievement. Considering first the impact of
motor development, it is now evident that even within the first
months of life motor development is closely associated with
language development.

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ADHD, DCD, classroom, intervention, exercise, attention, executive function

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6 September 2010Published

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23 Sep 2010 12:42

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30 Jun 2017 15:46


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