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Executive Functioning, Motor Difficulties, and Developmental Coordination Disorder

Leonard, H, Bernardi, M, Hill, EL and Henry, LA (2015) Executive Functioning, Motor Difficulties, and Developmental Coordination Disorder Developmental Neuropsychology, 40 (4). pp. 201-215.

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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
Subjects : subj_Psychology
Divisions : Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences > School of Psychology
Authors :
AuthorsEmailORCID
Leonard, HUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Bernardi, MUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Hill, ELUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Henry, LAUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : 15 July 2015
Identification Number : 10.1080/87565641.2014.997933
Copyright Disclaimer : This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Developmental Neuropsychology on 15 July 2015, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/87565641.2014.997933
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 19 May 2016 09:46
Last Modified : 24 Aug 2016 09:36
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/810415

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