1 The nature of movement difficulties and developmental disorders
2 Principles from motor learning
3 Assessment and intervention
4 Assessment and other information: Case studies
5 From profiles through objectives to action
6 Specific intervention guideline
7 Case studies: Support and intervention
8 Interviews with notable clinicians and academics on intervention methodologies
9 At a glance: Moving forward in the right direction
This book presents the latest evidence-based approaches to assessing and managing movement disorders in children. Uniquely, children with developmental coordination disorder (DCD) and children with movement difficulties as a co-occurring secondary characteristic of another development disorder, including ADHD, ASD, and Dyslexia, are discussed. It will prove a valuable guide for anybody working with children with movement difficulties, including clinicians, teachers and parents.
• Guidelines are underpinned by motor learning theory, empiricism and professional practice
• Case studies demonstrate the adaptability of these guidelines and show how they may be applied to children of different ages, abilities, and environments
• Includes interviews of thirteen notable clinicians and academics with intervention methodologies from around the world.
• David Sugden was Emeritus Professor at University of Leeds.
For 40 years his research involved the acquisition of motor skills in children with and without disabilities, including children with cerebral palsy, learning difficulties and developmental coordination disorder. His publications range from experimental research in educational, psychological and paediatric journals, to professional outlets in those fields. He received research grants from Research Councils, Action Research, NHS Trusts, Local Education Authorities, published 11 books, over 120 articles and supervised over 40 successful doctoral students.
• Michael Wade is Professor of Kinesiology and a faculty member at the University of Minnesota Center for Cognitive Science.
His research interests involve two areas of movement science: developmental change across the lifespan, with an emphasis on individuals with motor difficulties, and the effects of ageing on motor skill performance.