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Fine Motor Skills and Academic Achievement

Many people are surprised to learn that fine motor skills are a robust predictor of achievement. There are several explanations for this: common neuronal wiring, experience-dependent learning, and the direct classroom benefit. Intervention work suggests that the association is causal and may be a way to promote school readiness, particularly for disadvantaged children. Read More

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Wade George is the Director of Communications for the American Psychological Association, Division of Educational Psychology.

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