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Understanding Motor Behaviour in Developmental Coordination Disorder


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Section One: 1. The synergetic, probabilistic pathways of typical motor development. 2. Developmental progression in DCD. 3. Movement coordination, control and skill development 4. Movement control and skill acquisition in DCD.

Section Two: 5. Genetic contributions to neurodevelopmental disorders 6. Biological and genetic factors in DCD

Section Three: 7. Adapted Physical Activity in Physical Education 8. Physical Education and activity in children and adolescents with DCD 9. Occupational Therapy: current approaches 10. Occupational Therapy for children with DCD

With contributions from: Barnett, A. L. - Oxford Brookes University, UK; Block, M. E. - University of Virginia, USA; Getchell, N. - University of Delaware, USA; Hands, B. - University of Notre Dame, Australia; Haywood, K. - University of Missouri-St. Louis, USA; Hill, E. - Goldsmiths, University of London, UK; Kennedy-Behr, A. - University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia; Law, C. - Oxford Brookes University, UK; Licari, M. - Curtin University, Australia; Newbury, D. - Oxford Brookes University, UK; Newell, K. M. - University of Georgia, USA; Pacheco. M.M. - University of Georgia, USA; Parker, H. - University of Notre Dame, Australia; Piek, J. - Curtin University, Australia; Rigoli, D. - Curtin University, Australia; Rodger, S. - University of Queensland, Australia; Stuart, N. - Oxford Brookes University, UK; Wilmut, K. - Oxford Brookes University, UK.

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Anna L. Barnett is Professor of Psychology at Oxford Brookes University. Her general area of interest is perceptual-motor development, which focuses on various aspects of DCD - including diagnosis and assessment in children and adults with this condition. Elisabeth L. Hill is Professor of Neurodevelopmental Disorders at Goldsmiths, University of London. Her research focuses primarily on DCD and the relationship between social and motor development in typical and atypical populations.

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