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How are fine motor skills affected by intelligence?

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral

In brief: Learning is directly

related to cognitive ability; motor planning is an executive function.
However, research done in Holland did not find a 1:1 correlation between IQ & fine motor (f.m.) skills. It did find an average 10-point decrease in scores on f.m. tests for every standard deviation or 15-point decrease in kids with IQ scores below 85. ~ 70% of people have IQ's of 85-115, the low-average- high average range.

In brief: Learning is directly

related to cognitive ability; motor planning is an executive function.
However, research done in Holland did not find a 1:1 correlation between IQ & fine motor (f.m.) skills. It did find an average 10-point decrease in scores on f.m. tests for every standard deviation or 15-point decrease in kids with IQ scores below 85. ~ 70% of people have IQ's of 85-115, the low-average- high average range.
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