Title

Developmental coordination disorder and working memory

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-2018

Subject Area

ARRAY(0x55f69c2d1598)

Abstract

Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) refers to movement clumsiness and has gone through many labels, such as clumsy child syndrome or minimal brain dysfunction (by medical professionals), and movement-skill problems or motor dyspraxia (by educational professionals). Following the multidisciplinary consensus and the term included in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition (DSM-4), the term DCD will be used throughout this chapter. DCD can interfere with a person’s ability to successfully complete daily activities (Polatajko and Cantin, 2005), as well as academic performance (Dewey, Kaplan, Crawford, and Wilson, 2002). It is believed to affect between 5% and 10% of children (Henderson and Henderson, 2002). Common impairments associated with DCD include postural control, limited sensoriperceptual function, and Executive Function deficits (see Wilson, 2005 for a review; see also Geuze, 2005)

Publication Title

Working Memory and Clinical Developmental Disorders: Theories, Debates and Interventions

First Page

143

Last Page

156

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.4324/9781315302072

ISBN

9781315302065,9781138236493

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