Project

Learningprocesses and subtypes in children with Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD)

Duration
01 January 2008 → 31 October 2012
Funding
Ghent University funding
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Animal experimental and comparative psychology
    • Applied psychology
    • Clinical and counseling psychology
    • Human experimental psychology
    • Other psychology and cognitive sciences
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Psychiatry and psychotherapy
    • Psychiatry and psychotherapy
    • Nursing
    • Other paramedical sciences
    • Psychiatry and psychotherapy
Keywords
deficit model DCD retardation context factors subtypes dyslexia comorbidity dyscalculia interdisciplinarity
 
Project description

DCD is a disorder with a high prevalence. This study explores the comorbidity with learning disabilities, cognitive phenotypes in DCD, and the retardation versus deficit hypothesis. This research maps out the problems and strong points in the development of children with DCD. This is done by use of a comparative study existing of three groups: DCD, a control group of peers without DCD, a control group of younger children.