Project

Motor deficits in childeren wiht developmental coordination disorder and autism: is brain cinnectivity the core problem?

Duration
01 January 2013 → 31 October 2017
Funding
Ghent University funding
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Biological and physiological psychology
    • Cognitive science and intelligent systems
    • Developmental psychology and ageing
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Neurosciences
    • Orthopaedics
    • Pediatrics and neonatology
    • Neurosciences
    • Orthopaedics
    • Pediatrics and neonatology
    • Human movement and sports sciences
    • Nursing
    • Rehabilitation sciences
    • Neurosciences
    • Orthopaedics
    • Pediatrics and neonatology
Keywords
brain connectivity autism fMRI development coordination disorder DTI
 
Project description

The core problem of Childeren with 'developmental coordiantion' disorder is a motor disorder. however a considerably number of childeren with autism show very similar motor problems. both disorders are thought to involve disrupted connectivity between brain regions. this study investigates the association beween motor deficits and reduced integrity of brain connectivity and associated changes in brain activitation patterns.