A comparative study on ability of timing skills in children with learning disabilities and normal children

Document Type : Original Article


Timing is an important component in cognitive functions which plays fundamental role in all motor-cognitions skills. Aim: Regarding the importance of timing, this research has been conducted in order to examine and compare the timing skills in children with learning disabilities and normal children. Methods: Statistical population consists of students with learning disabilities in third to sixth grade of primary schools in Saqqez in 1393. Research sample was selected in an accessible basis and 28 children with learning disabilities and 41 normal children were distinguished on this basis. The research is based on a comparative scientific method while rhythmic tests of Stambak (1960) were used to examine the timings skills. The raw inputs and data were analyzed based on Independent T test. Results: The results revealed that children with learning disabilities have less ability in timings skills comparing to normal children. Conclusion: Hence, it is necessary to consider this differences and malfunctions in therapeutic strategies.


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