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Movement difficulties in children

By Elisabeth L. Hill and Anna Barnett


The development of adequate motor control and coordination is an important part of general development, allowing an infant to interact with and learn about the world around them and making possible so many everyday activities for children - at home, at school and at play. We know that severe neurological disorders such as cerebral palsy and muscular dystrophy can have devastating effects on movement. Bugt the effects of developmental coordination disorder (DCD) are perhaps less well known. What is our current understanding of the nature and impact of this condition? And how might psychologists help

Topics: C800, C812, C820, C840, C841, C850
Publisher: British Psychological Society
Year: 2011
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