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 0021-9630Full text not available from this repository.
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.
|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
|Deposited On:||07 Nov 2008 09:56|
|Last Modified:||26 Jul 2012 15:24|
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