Motor Development Research

Motor Development Relates to Cognitive Development

Burns, Yvonne, Michael O’Callaghan, Brian McDonell, and Yvonne Rogers. 2004. “Movement and Motor Development in ELBW Infants at 1 Year Is Related to Cognitive and Motor Abilities at 4 Years.” Early Human Development 80(1):19–29.

Cameron, Claire E. et al. 2012. “Fine Motor Skills and Executive Function Both Contribute to Kindergarten Achievement.” Child Development 83(4):1229–44.

Diamond, Adele. 2000. “Close Interrelation of Motor Development and Cognitive Development and of the Cerebellum and Prefrontal Cortex.” Child Development 71(1):44–56.

Jenni, Oskar G., Aziz Chaouch, Jon Caflisch, and Valentin Rousson. 2013. “Correlations Between Motor and Intellectual Functions in Normally Developing Children Between 7 and 18 Years.” Developmental Neuropsychology 38(2):98–113.

Lopes, Luís, Rute Santos, Beatriz Pereira, and Vítor P. Lopes. 2013. “Associations Between Gross Motor Coordination and Academic Achievement in Elementary School Children.” Human Movement Science 32(1):9–20.

Piek, Jan P., Lisa Dawson, Leigh M. Smith, and Natalie Gasson. 2008. “The Role of Early Fine and Gross Motor Development on Later Motor and Cognitive Ability.” Human Movement Science 27(5):668–81.

Schurink, J., E. Hartman, E. J. A. Scherder, S. Houwen, and C. Visscher. 2012. “Relationship Between Motor and Executive Functioning in School-age Children with Pervasive Developmental Disorder Not Otherwise Specified.” Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders 6(2):726–32.

Seung-Hee Son, and Samuel J. Meisels. 2006. “The Relationship of Young Children’s Motor Skills to Later Reading and Math Achievement.” Merrill-Palmer Quarterly 52(4):755–78.