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Planning and execution of action in children with and without developmental coordination disorder.

Smyth, M. M. and Mason, U. C. (1997) Planning and execution of action in children with and without developmental coordination disorder. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 38 (8). pp. 1023-1033. ISSN 0021-9630

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Abstract

Ninety-five children from six English primary schools were identified on the basis of the Movement Assessment Battery for Children (Movement ABC) as having developmental coordination disorder (DCD) and, together with age- and ability-matched controls, were given three tasks that involved proprioception in the control and discrimination of limb position, and two tasks that involved planning for end state comfort after a bar was grasped and turned. The children in the DCD group performed less well on the majority of the proprioceptive tasks, but did not differ from controls in planning of grip selection. There was an improvement in grip planning with age. The results are contrasted with research indicating that people with autism do have a difficulty with planning grip selection.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Psychology
Faculty of Science and Technology
ID Code: 18969
Deposited By: ep_ss_importer
Deposited On: 07 Nov 2008 09:56
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2014 12:49
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/18969

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