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Executive functioning, motor difficulties, and developmental coordination disorder

Executive functioning, motor difficulties, and developmental coordination disorder

Leonard, Hayley C., Bernardi, Marialivia ORCID: 0000-0002-6844-0358, Hill, Elisabeth L. and Henry, Lucy A. (2015) Executive functioning, motor difficulties, and developmental coordination disorder. Developmental Neuropsychology, 40 (4). pp. 201-215. ISSN 8756-5641 (Print), 1532-6942 (Online) (doi:https://doi.org/10.1080/87565641.2014.997933)

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Abstract

The current study assessed a comprehensive range of executive functions (EFs) in children with poor motor skills, comparing profiles of children with a diagnosis of developmental coordination disorder (DCD) and those identified with motor difficulties (MD). Children in both groups performed more poorly than typically developing controls on nonverbal measures of working memory, inhibition, planning, and fluency, but not on tests of switching. The similar patterns of strengths and weaknesses in children with MD and DCD have important implications for parents, teachers, and clinicians, as children with MD may struggle with EF tasks even though their motor difficulties are not identified.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: executive functioning, motor difficulties, developmental coordination disorder
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Education & Health
Faculty of Education & Health > Department of Psychology, Social Work & Counselling
Last Modified: 25 Jul 2019 08:20
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/24602

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