New study looking at motor coordination among children

Participants required for new study looking at training the eye-movements of children with movement coordination difficulties.

Researchers in the Sport and Health Science department at the University of Exeter are running a project examining the motor coordination of children who suffer from movement difficulties. The project is funded by the Waterloo Foundation, and tests the benefits of an intervention that may help to improve motor coordination among children.

Can my child take part?

We are seeking 8-10 year old children who suffer with developmental coordination disorder (DCD) or other motor coordination problems – although they don’t have to have had a formal clinical diagnosis. In the first instance, we are looking to recruit children in the South West of the England, but provision could be made to extend this if there were sufficient numbers/groups that would be willing to take part in other areas of the UK.

What are the benefits of taking part?
  • All children will have their motor coordination ability assessed using a clinically valid tool used in the assessment of Dyspraxia/Developmental coordination disorder.
  • All children will be provided with a training intervention.
  • Parents will be provided with feedback regarding their child’s coordination ability.
  • All children will receive £10 in Amazon vouchers for their participation.

If you are interested in taking part or to discuss the project in more detail then please contact Dr Mark Wilson (email: Dr Mark Wilson – phone 01392 722891) or Dr Sam Vine (email: Dr Sam Vine – phone 01392 722892).

For more information see: Motor Control of Children and Adults with Movement Difficulties