Understanding Motor Behaviour in Developmental Coordination Disorder

Barnett, Anna and Hill, Elisabeth L., eds. 2019. Understanding Motor Behaviour in Developmental Coordination Disorder. Abingdon: Routledge. ISBN 9781138287501 [Edited Book]

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Although Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD, sometimes referred to as ‘Dyspraxia’) has received less attention than other developmental disorders, its impact can be severe and long-lasting. This volume takes a unique approach, pairing companion chapters from international experts in motor behaviour with experts in DCD. Current understanding of the motor aspects of DCD are thus considered in the context of general motor behaviour research.

Understanding Motor Behaviour in Developmental Coordination Disorder offers an overview of theoretical and methodological issues relating to motor development, motor control and skill acquisition, genetics, physical education and occupational therapy. Critically, Barnett and Hill ground DCD research within what is known about motor behaviour and typical development, allowing readers to evaluate the nature and extent of work on DCD and to identify areas for future research.

This unique approach makes the book invaluable for students in developmental psychology, clinical psychology, movement science, physiotherapy, physical education, and special education, as well as researchers and professionals working in those fields.

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developmental coordination disorder, dyspraxia, typical motor development, theory, practice, education, occupational therapy, physiotherapy

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13 March 2019

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