School Learning Disabilities and Psychomotor Skills: What Relationship?


  • Darraj Brahim, Mannani Lahoussine


Introduction: The aim of this study was to analyse reviews of the scientific literature on the impact of psychomotor skills on young children's school learning.

In our study we will focus on laterality as a psychomotor skill that causes learning difficulties in primary school children.

Methods: This consisted of an analysis of a review of the scientific literature on the concept of laterality and its impact on the psychomotor development of the child.

To analyse the data we used a grid to describe the importance of laterality in the acquisition of skills necessary for learning to read and write.

Results: A review of 27 articles on the subject identified four disorders that directly cause laterality-related school problems: cerebral immaturity, impaired laterality, left-handedness and unassertive laterality. The study also provided insight into the correlations between laterality and certain language disorders in children, including stuttering, dysgraphia, dysphasia and dyslexia.

Conclusion: Our study synthesised a large number of studies to analyse the relationship between laterality and school learning.