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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Task-Specific Training, Learning, and Memory for Children with Developmental Coordination Disorder: A Pilot Study
Authors: Alloway, Tracy Packiam
Warner, Claire
Contact Email: t.p.alloway@stir.ac.uk
Keywords: working memory
Developmental Coordination Disorder
learning difficulties
intervention
Issue Date: Oct-2008
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.
Type: Journal Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/819
DOI Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.2466/pms.107.2.473-480
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Affiliation: Psychology
Durham University

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