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PhD Student, Instructor, Department of Psychology, Naser Khosrow University, Saveh, Iran


The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of movement therapy on visual-motor errors of students with special learning disabilities in schools in Tehran. This research was conducted in the form of a quasi-experimental study with a control group and within the framework of a pre-test and post-test design for both experimental and control groups. The sample group consisted of 30 male students with special learning disabilities living in Tehran who were selected by cluster random sampling and then randomly assigned to the experimental and control groups, 15 in each group. The rate of visual-motor errors of the participants in this study was measured by the visual-motor test of Gestalt port in pre-test and post-test. Movement therapy program intervention was performed on the experimental group for 12 sessions of 90 minutes three days a week. After the end of the movement therapy program, the post-test was performed for both groups. The results of analysis of covariance showed that the rate of visual-motor errors in the experimental group decreased significantly at the confidence level (P <0.05). Therefore, it can be said that movement therapy can reduce the rate of visual-motor errors in students with special learning disabilities.


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