Journal article

Differences in postural control and movement performance during goal directed reaching in children with developmental coordination disorder.

Leanne M Johnston, Yvonne R Burns, Sandra G Brauer, Carolyn A Richardson

Hum Mov Sci | Published : 2002


Poor upper-limb coordination is a common difficulty for children with developmental coordination disorder (DCD). One hypothesis is that deviant muscle timing in proximal muscle groups results in poor postural and movement control. The relationship between muscle timing, arm motion and children's upper-limb coordination deficits has not previously been studied. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between functional difficulties with upper-limb motor skills and neuromuscular components of postural stability and coordination. Sixty-four children aged 8-10 years, 32 with DCD and 32 without DCD, participated in the study. The study investigated timing of muscle activity and ..

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