|Appears in Collections:||Psychology Journal Articles|
|Peer Review Status:||Refereed|
|Title:||Task-Specific Training, Learning, and Memory for Children with Developmental Coordination Disorder: A Pilot Study|
|Authors:||Alloway, Tracy Packiam|
Developmental Coordination Disorder
|Publisher:||Perceptual and Motor Skills (Ammons Scientific)|
|Citation:||Alloway TP & Warner C (2008) Task-Specific Training, Learning, and Memory for Children with Developmental Coordination Disorder: A Pilot Study, Perceptual and Motor Skills, 107 (2), pp. 473-480.|
|Abstract:||Summary.—This pilot study compared learning and memory profiles of 20 children (55% boys; M age= 7.3 yr, SD=0.4) identified as having learning difficulties as well as either having or suspected of having Developmental Coordination Disorder. Ten children participated in a 13-week program of task-specific motor exercises, while the other 10 received none. Analysis indicated significant improvement for both motor skills and visuospatial working memory in the intervention group; however, this effect did not transfer to reading and math scores. The implications regarding the relationships among motor skills, learning, and memory are discussed in the context of the intervention.|
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