How do children who are clumsy remember modelled movements? Academic Article uri icon


  • The ability of children who are clumsy, and of control children, to reproduce short sequences of simple movements immediately, and after a delay of 15 seconds, was examined. Four kinds of interference were introduced during the delay. These were visual or kinaesthetic each with either a high or a low spatial component. The reproductions of the movements by clumsy children were inferior to those by control children only after visual interference with a high spatial involvement. It was concluded that the memory of clumsy children for modelled movements is more dependent on visuospatial rehearsal than is the memory of normal children.

publication date

  • July 24, 1997