Proceedings of The 4th International Conference on Advanced Research in Education
Investigating the Association Between Retained Primitive Reflexes and Partial Visual Abilities in Children Aged 4–8 Years
Erzsébet Sarlós Hungary
This study is a part of my doctoral research, in which we examined the possibilities to improve development of sensorimotor skills in children. Within the area of sensorimotor development we researched the persistent primitive reflexes, the vestibular maturity, the gross-motor coordination and multichannel attention.
In this study, we present the impact assessment of our research on the development of sensorimotor development and visual skills, because this is one of the key basic skills for school learning, alongside several other skills.
Visual abilities are necessary for visual perception. Without it, hand-eye coordination, shape background distinction, spatial perception and visual memory cannot be accurate.
It is essential to know which foundational factors, in addition to organic maturity, are necessary for the perfect functioning of visual sub-skills.One such factor may be the presence of primitive reflexes. Over a period from 2018 to 2019, we studied the association between the presence of primitive reflexes and partial visual abilities in 422 children aged 5–8 years. In the research, we found a strong, positive significant correlation between the retained primitive reflexes and partial visual abilities.
keywords: development; kindergarten; learning skills; elementary school; sensorimotor.