Effects of Fundamental Motor Skills Program on Motor and Cognitive Abilities


Riphah International University




Child Development


Other: Fundamental motor skills
Other: Regular after school program

Study type


Funder types




Details and patient eligibility


School age child development is a range from 6 to 12 years of age. During this time period observable differences in height, weight, and build of children may be prominent. The language skills of children continue to grow and many behavior changes occur as they try to find their place among their peers. School-age children gain between four and seven pounds each year., Increases in height will vary, and a three-to-six height difference in age groups is typical. Growth spurts are common in school-age children, as are periods of slow growth. Fundamental Movement Skills (FMS) are a specific set of gross motor skills that involve different body parts. These skills are the building blocks for more complex skills that children will learn throughout their lives. They help children take part in games, sports and recreational activities. While the Motor cognition takes into account the preparation and production of actions, as well as the processes involved in recognizing, predicting, mimicking, and understanding the behavior of other people It will be a randomized controlled trial. This study will include 48 school going children who meet the inclusion criteria will be recruited from Qazi Grammer School, The Cardour School. Two groups will be formed and 24 students will be allocated in each group. Before applying the techniques pre and post reading will be taken.Tools used during our study will be Parent proxy report format and Six minutes Walk test and portage guide to early education. In Group A which will be experimental group Experimental Group students will participate in fundamental motor skills(FMS) program that will include 12 basic motor skills(running,hopping,galloping,leaping,jumping,sliding,strinking,dribbling,catching overhand throwing and underhand rolling) will be applied and Group B which will be control group regular afterschool programs which include unstructured child's free play including sliding, hide and seek, sea-saw, and runing, along with reading, drawing will be used. These activities will continue for 3 sessions per week for the period of 8 weeks. Data will be analyzed by using SPSS for windows version 25.

Full description

This study will be a randomized controlled trial, used to compare the effects of Effects of Fundamental Motor Skills Program on Motor and Cognitive Abilities in school going children. Subjects meeting the predetermined inclusion and exclusion criteria will be divided into two groups using simple random sampling technique. Assessment will be done by using The Portage Guide to Early Education, Six minutes Walk test and PEDsQL Parent proxy report format. Subjects in group A will be participated in fundamental motor skills(FMS) program and subjects in group B will be participated in regular after school programs unstructured child's free play.


48 patients




5 to 6 years old


No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • • Age: school going children of age between 5 to 6 years.

    • Students who are present at school in their afterschool programs between 12 to 2pm.
    • Gender: both boys and girls.
    • Children who are physically active
    • Children who are able to understand command
    • BMI= Normal to Obese(16.5 - >28.0).

Exclusion criteria

  • Students with any leg length discrepancy .
  • With any surgical intervention from last 6 months
  • Any history of fracture.
  • Children with flat foot/club foot.
  • Children with genu varum/valgum

Trial design

Primary purpose




Interventional model

Parallel Assignment


Single Blind

48 participants in 2 patient groups

Group A
Experimental group
Students will participate in fundamental motor skills(FMS) program that will include 12 basic motor skills.
Other: Fundamental motor skills
Group B
Experimental group
Group B students will do their regular afterschool programs unstructured child's free play
Other: Regular after school program

Trial contacts and locations



Central trial contact

Imran Amjad, PhD

Data sourced from clinicaltrials.gov

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