Journal article

Role of Pediatric Physical Therapists in Promoting Sports Participation in Developmental Coordination Disorder

Imke LJ Adams, Wenke Broekkamp, Peter H Wilson, Christine Imms, Anneloes Overvelde, Bert Steenbergen

PEDIATRIC PHYSICAL THERAPY | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2018

Abstract

PURPOSE: To explore the role of pediatric physical therapists (PPT) in promoting sports participation in children with developmental coordination disorder (DCD) and identify associated barriers and facilitators. METHODS: Questionnaires were provided to 243 PPTs. Qualitative, semistructured, in-depth interviews were administered with the PPTs, children with DCD, and parents. RESULTS: Approximately 67% of questionnaires were returned. Approximately 46% of PPTs were active in guiding children with DCD to sports clubs. This guidance was facilitated by knowledge of local sports, clubs that include children with DCD, and contact persons. Barriers to sports participation were the motor impairment o..

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Grants

Awarded by Dutch Research Council (NWO)


Funding Acknowledgements

This project was funded by the Dutch Research Council (NWO) for the project "Participation With a Movement Restriction: Towards Tailor-Made Training And Coaching" (project 328-98-004).