MOTOR SYMBOL SEQUENCING [MSS]

can you learn write or say a variety of letters, symbols or numbers in a sequence?

To reproduce a symbolic sequential motor pattern of letters, numbers, or symbols consistently it requires a series of cognitive skills which work together, namely eye tracking (reading), motor skills (handwriting) and verbal skills (speaking).

Deficits in the cognitive function causes words to be misread and handwriting is messy and irregular.

As the writing process is not automatic the individual has to concentrate on the physical process of writing taking up cognitive capacity that could have otherwise been used for attention to the content. This results in slower writing speed which impacts the ability to complete assignments or tests on time and copy material from a whiteboard or book.

A weakness in this cognitive area can lead to inaccuracy in spelling and mistakes in maths. The individual may also leave out key information or struggle to convey their ideas in a cohesive manner.

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