Motor-reduced visual perception and visual–motor integration of Chinese-speaking children with dyslexia

Mun Yee Lai, Karyn Carson

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Visual perception appears to play an important role in Chinese reading development, and may be a factor limiting successful logographic reading acquisition for Chinese-speaking children with dyslexia. The aim of this study was to comprehensively profile visual perception, inclusive of motor-reduced visual perception (MRVP) and visual-motor integration (VMI), of Chinese-speaking children with a diagnosis of dyslexia residing in Hong Kong. Seventeen Chinese-speaking children with dyslexia participated in the study by completing the eight subtests from the Developmental Test of Visual Perception 2nd Edition (DTVP-2). These results suggest that Chinese-speaking and English-speaking children may require different levels of MRVP and VMI to achieve reading success in their respective written languages, and that strong visual perception may play a critical role in Chinese reading development.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)53-70
Number of pages18
JournalCurriculum and Teaching
Issue number1
Early online date1 May 2019
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2019


  • Chinese dyslexic children
  • Motor-reduced visual perception
  • Visual perception abilities
  • Visual–motor integration


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