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Krajenbrink, Hilde

Motor planning in children with Developmental Coordination Disorder
Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder with an estimated prevalence of about five percent. Children with DCD have problems with motor coordination of both gross and fine motor skills. The motor difficulties of children with DCD express themselves during all kinds of daily activities such as dressing and undressing, playing soccer, and writing with a pencil. The internal modelling deficit (IMD) hypothesis has been proposed to explain the compromised motor ability of children with DCD. According to the IMD hypothesis, children with DCD experience difficulties with predictive modelling of movements which involves motor planning. In this project, we will use new instruments to further examine the motor planning ability of children with DCD and typically developing children. The results can be used to enhance the current treatment programs for children with DCD.
prof. Bert Steenbergen, dr. Jessica Lust, and dr. Debby Beckers