Research Article

Comparing Sensory Processing and Perceived Motor Competence between Three Groups of Students with Special Learning Disabilities


Introduction: Identifying the contributing factors to a specific learning disorder and comparing these factors in different types of this disorder will lead to using more proper interventions in the future. Therefore, this study aimed to compare sensory processing skills and perceived motor competence between three groups of students with specific learning disabilities (reading and writing disorders, math disorders, and combination disorders).
Materials and Methods: The present study was a cross-sectional descriptive-analytical study. The participants were 48 children (16 in each group, aged 8-12 years). They were selected from Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari Province, Iran, by the simple convenience sampling method. The participants’ sensory processing was measured with sensory profile 2 and their perceived motor competency with Marsh perceived motor competence questionnaire.
Results: The results showed a significant difference between the three groups in the sensory sensitivity, low registration sensory patterns and processing of tactile, and body position senses (P <0.05). However, no significant differences were observed between groups in other components of sensory processing and perceived motor competence (P> 0.05).
Conclusion: The results indicate that therapeutic interventions in the group with reading and writing disorders should focus on increasing sensory registration and processing of tactile and body position senses and reducing sensory sensitivity in the mathematical group.

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Specific learning disorder Sensory processing Perceived motor competence

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Mirzakhani Iraqi N, Pashazadeh Azari Z, Mohammadi Orangi B, Akbarzadeh Baghban A, Mahmoudi E, Shahriarpour S. Comparing Sensory Processing and Perceived Motor Competence between Three Groups of Students with Special Learning Disabilities. jmr. 2022;16(3):280-289.