Can active video games enhance motor coordination in children with developmental coordination disorder?

L Straker, A Campbell, E Howie, Anne Smith, J Piek, L Jensen, Clare Pollock

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Abstract

Background: Developmental coordination disorder (DCD) is a common paediatric disorder linked with poorer physical and mental health outcomes for children. Traditional interventions are often therapist-time intensive. New video game technology requiring whole limb or body movement had been suggested as a means of encouraging children with DCD to practice movement and thus improve their coordination. However, whether active video game use at home can enhance motor coordination for children with DCD by encouraging appropriate movement is unknown.
Purpose: The aim of this study was to determine if use of active video games in a home context could improve motor coordination in children with DCD.
Original languageEnglish
Pagese680
Number of pages1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2015
Externally publishedYes
EventWorld Confederation for Physical Therapy Congress 2015 - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 1 May 20154 May 2015
https://www.wcpt.org/wcpt2015

Conference

ConferenceWorld Confederation for Physical Therapy Congress 2015
Abbreviated titleWCPT Congress 2015
CountrySingapore
CitySingapore
Period1/05/154/05/15
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Keywords

  • Electronic games
  • Motor skill
  • Motion analysis

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