Together we make a difference - Welcoming parents, children and teachers to the international DCD-15/IMDRC-6 joint conference

01 January 2024 → 31 December 2024
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Early childhood education
    • Preschool education and kindergarten
    • Primary education
    • Secondary education
    • Parenting support
    • Disability studies
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Pediatrics
    • Community child health
    • Health and community services
    • Motor control
    • Physiotherapy
    • Rehabilitation
    • Pediatrics
motor coordination Motor development Motor Competence Motor control Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD)
Project description

For many years, Ghent University researchers have studied Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) and the fundamental role of movement in human development. We consistently strive to translate our research findings into practical applications for the broader society. However, DCD presents a unique challenge. In addition to the dissemination of scientific knowledge on this topic, there is an urgent need for raising awareness. One of our most recent national studies (ImpACT for DCD) revealed that 26% of general practitioners, 60% of class teachers, and 89% of friends and family did not know DCD. We are committed to tackle this issue by organising Dutch/French-spoken programs addressed at school staff and families and invite them to actively participate as expert presenters at the international DCD15-IMDRC6 conference.