In most children with dyslexia predisposition or dyslexic children a delay in movement coordination can be noted, along with balance development, bodily structure and space orientation disorders, undeveloped or cross sidedness. Dyslexia can be caused by motion development disorders during infancy.
Several authors stress that motion development is essential in the development of the nervous system. Kinetotherapy helps in the acquisition of learning abilities through the development and formation of elementary movements, through the development of static and dynamic balance, through the bodily structure knowledge, through the practicing and development of sidedness, through the development of the orientation capacity in space and time. Moreover, it also contributes to the development of the auditory, visual and tactile perception, the development of auditory and visual memory, sequence, as well as to the development of fine hands’ movement coordination.
Kinetotherapy contributes to the harmonious nervous system functioning. If kinetotherapy is initiated since kindergarten, the skills required in the educational process can be developed, such as: distributive attention, focus, perseverance, differentiation skills, logical thinking.
It is very important for the dyslexic child’s therapy to also include a daily intensive kinetotherapy program throughout the school years.