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Executive functioning, motor difficulties and Developmental Coordination Disorder

Leonard, Hayley C.; Bernardi, M.; Hill, Elisabeth L. and Henry, L.A.. 2015. Executive functioning, motor difficulties and Developmental Coordination Disorder. Developmental Neuropsychology, ISSN 8756-5641 [Article]

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Abstract or Description

The current study assessed a comprehensive range of executive functions (EFs) in children with poor motor skills, comparing profiles of children with a diagnosis of developmental coordination disorder (DCD) and those identified with motor difficulties (MD). Children in both groups performed more poorly than typically-developing controls on nonverbal measures of working memory, inhibition, planning and fluency, but not on tests of switching. The similar patterns of strengths and weaknesses in children with MD and DCD have important implications for parents, teachers and clinicians, as children with MD may struggle with EF tasks even though their motor difficulties are not identified.

Item Type: Article

Identification Number (DOI):

10.1007/s40474-015-0044-8

Keywords:

executive functioning, motor skills, Developmental Coordination Disorder, screening, child development

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Psychology

Dates:

DateEvent
9 April 2015Published

Item ID:

11051

Date Deposited:

06 Jan 2015 16:32

Last Modified:

04 Jul 2017 10:02

URI: http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/11051

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