Higher Education

Developmental Coordination Disorder, 1st Edition

  • Sharon A. Cermak, Ed.D., OTR/L, FAOTA Boston University
  • Dawn Larkin, Ed.D., DPE, Senior Lecturer University of Western Australia
  • ISBN-10: 0769300928  |  ISBN-13: 9780769300924
  • 228 Pages
  • © 2002 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $196.50

About

Overview

A sweeping multidisciplinary, multicultural view of developmental coordination disorder (DCD), this work presents current advances in theory and practice of this debilitating condition. Chapters are authored by specialists from such fields as medicine, occupational therapy, physical therapy, pediatric neurology, human movement, and psychology. Description and assessment are fully covered, along with underlying mechanisms, functional implications, and intervention strategies. Special attention is given to hand skills and handwriting, physical fitness, social skills, and family issues.

Features and Benefits

  • Chapters by leading specialists in North America, Europe, and Australia.
  • Geared for maximum relevancy for clinical practitioners.
  • Information integrated across all involved specialties.
  • Addresses the application of theoretical frameworks from medicine, human movement, therapy, education, and psychology.
  • Multi-disciplinary, multi-national perspective.
  • Appendix overviews clinical conditions and provides references and web sites.

Table of Contents

I. INTRODUCTION TO DEVELOPMENTAL COORDINATION DISORDER (DCD).
Chapter 1: What is DCD?
Chapter 2: Long Term outcomes.
II: SUBTYPES AND COMORBID CONDITIONS.
Chapter 3: Subtypes of DCD.
Chapter 4: DCD and Language Impairment.
III: ASSESSMENT.
Chapter 5: Assessment of DCD.
IV: MECHANISMS UNDERLYING DCD-MOTOR & SENSORY ISSUES.
Chapter 6: Visual Perceptual and Visual motor.
Chapter 7: Intersensory Contributions.
Chapter 8: Motor Control.
V: FUNCTIONAL IMPLICATIONS.
Chapter 9: Daily Activities.
Chapter 10: Hand Skills and Handwriting.
Chapter 11: Physical Fitness.
Chapter 12: Social Skills.
Chapter 13: Family Issues.
VI: INTERVENTION.
Chapter 14: Sensory Integration.
Chapter 15: Motor Learning.
Chapter 16: Task Specific Intervention.
Chapter 17: Hand Skills and Handwriting.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Sharon A. Cermak, Ed.D., OTR/L, FAOTA

Boston University Sargent College Of Health and Rehabilitative Sciences, Department of Occupational Therapy

Dawn Larkin, Ed.D., DPE, Senior Lecturer

University of Western Australia, Department of Human Movement and Exercise Science