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Linda Pannekoek, Daniela Rigoli, Jan P. Piek, Nicholas C. Barrett and Marina Schoemaker

The parent-rated Developmental Coordination Disorder Questionnaire (DCDQ) has been revised to incorporate a wider age range, including adolescence. In this exploratory study, internal consistency and validity of the DCDQ-2007 was assessed using a community-based sample of 87 adolescents. Psychometric properties of the DCDQ-2007 were investigated and concurrent validity, sensitivity, and specificity were assessed with the MABC-2 as a criterion standard. The results demonstrated high internal consistency for the DCDQ-2007 and a relationship with the MABC-2 was found. The DCDQ-2007 met the recommended standard for sensitivity, although the confidence interval was large; however, it failed to meet the recommended standard for specificity. This has important implications concerning the suitability of the DCDQ-2007. Although promising psychometric properties were found within the current study, the applicability of the DCDQ-2007 as a screening measure for motor difficulties requires careful consideration.

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Femke van Abswoude, John van der Kamp and Bert Steenbergen

abilities are often referred to as “at risk” or “probable” DCD because of the large similarity in motor difficulties to children with DCD ( Geuze, Schoemaker, & Smits-Engelsman, 2015 ). Although we target children with low motor abilities, it is informative to provide some background on the motor problems

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Robert Kerr and Kathy Hughes

Results of recent research have implicated information processing deficits in explaining the poor academic performance of learning disabled children. However, the motor difficulties of these children have not been extensively studied from a processing framework, yet cognitive skills are inherent to the successful performance of motor skills. Sixteen learning disabled and sixteen control subjects ranging in age from 6 to 8 years were tested on a Fitts’ reciprocal tapping task using 16 different target combinations with the ID ranging from 1.50 to 6.64 bits. Analysis of the slope and intercept coefficients showed a significant difference for intercept but not for slope. These data suggest that the problem may not be a major processing deficit, as the learning disabled children were able to handle the increased task difficulty in the same manner as the controls. Instead the problem may exist at the very early input stage of the processing mechanism: getting the information into the system.

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Carlo Di Brina, Roberto Averna, Paola Rampoldi, Serena Rossetti and Roberta Penge

; Kaplan et al., 1998 ) reported that higher rates of learning problems in children with DCD might be caused not only by fine motor difficulties but also by other accompanying deficits, such as visual perception. In any case, there are data reporting that fine and gross motor skills are positively

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Amanda Timler, Fleur McIntyre and Beth Hands

maximum AMCQ score is 104, with a higher score indicating a higher level of motor competence. A score of 83 and below indicates suspected motor difficulties. To account for response bias, 15 items are negatively worded. These are reverse scored for the analyses to never (4), sometimes (3), frequently

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Yumeng Li, Melissa A. Mache and Teri A. Todd

fingertip touch reduces postural sway in children with autism spectrum disorders . Gait Posture . 2016 ; 43 : 137 – 140 . PubMed ID: 26422366 doi:10.1016/j.gaitpost.2015.09.012 10.1016/j.gaitpost.2015.09.012 26422366 16. Travers BG , Powell PS , Klinger LG , Klinger MR . Motor difficulties

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Rheanna Bulten, Sara King-Dowling and John Cairney

. Children were screened for motor difficulties at multiple stages of the recruitment process to achieve a target sample size of 300 TD children and 300 children at risk for DCD. Further details of the study design and recruitment procedure are outlined in previous publications ( 6 , 19 ). The current study

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Carol M. Vos, Denise M. Saint Arnault, Laura M. Struble, Nancy A. Gallagher and Janet L. Larson

representing the ups and downs of PA throughout their life. Individuals with visual or fine motor difficulties verbally described their lifetime PA levels as the PI recorded it on the lifeline. Participants explored the experience of PA in their lifetime by responding to the following questions and probes

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Michael Wälchli, Jan Ruffieux,, Audrey Mouthon, Martin Keller and Wolfgang Taube

pupils volunteered to participate in this study. The children for the CON groups originated from different schools in the same region. None of the participants or parents reported neurological/orthopedic diseases or motor difficulties. In a few cases, because of the difficulty of some tests, or errors in

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Priscila Tamplain, E. Kipling Webster, Ali Brian and Nadia C. Valentini

should keep in mind the limitations of these variations and ensure the psychometrics are established prior to usage. The use of screening tools and short forms should be dependent on the context and goal of the assessor. Screening assessments are ideal for detecting potential motor difficulties or for a