The effect of motor –independent/dependent visual perception training on
Background: The present study aimed to explore the effect of motor independent and dependent visual perception practices on motor proficiency and visual perception among children aged 7-8 years.
Materials and methods: One hundred and seven primary school students were randomly selected through purposive sampling and divided into two experimental groups (visual perception exercises dependent vs independent to movement) and a control group. Experimental subjects were trained for 6 weeks and each week constituted three 45-minute sessions suited for their own planned training sessions. Analysis of Variance analysis (ANOVA) for within and between-group and Kruskal-Wallis and Wilcoxon tests were used to analyze the depth and dynamic visual acuity perception respectively.
Results: The results indicated that motor independent and dependent training had a significant effect on motor proficiency, but there was no significant difference between these two training methods. Also, The results indicated that motor independent and dependent training had a significant effect on but improved the components of visual perception and motor proficiency in children aged 7-8 years, but there was no significant difference between these two training methods.
Conclusion: This conformed movement Pyne&Issac’s hypothesis (2005), which stated that the important issue in the development and adjustment of visual perceptual components is not an individual's movement, but selective attention to moving objects.
Keywords: Motor visual perception training; Depth perception; Visual motor integration; Dynamic visual acuity, Figure ground perception; Motor proficiency