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Research in Medical & Engineering Sciences

Evaluation of Visual Proprioceptive Skill in South Indian Children with Developmental Coordination Disorder

  • Open or Close Ganapathy Sankar U1 and Monisha R2*

    1 SRM College of Occupational Therapy, SRM Institute of Science and Technology, India

    2 SRM College of Physiotherapy, India

    *Corresponding author: Monisha R, Assistant Professor, SRM College of Physiotherapy, Chennai, India

Submission: August 16, 2018; Published: September 11, 2018

DOI: 10.31031/RMES.2018.06.000641

ISSN: 2576-8816
Volume6 Issue4


Introduction: DCD can result from a combination of impairments in proprioception, programming of motor events and timing or in sequencing events. There has been much difficulty in identifying children with DCD because of the overlap of the child’s clinical presentation with learning disability, ADHD and DAMP. Inspite of having IQ greater than 70, children with DCD when arrive in school finds reading to be an impossible task.

Objective: This study was conducted to explore the visual-proprioceptive mapping ability of children with DCD with control group study children.

Method: 15 children with the age group of 6 years referred for their motor problems in home and in school to a rehabilitation clinic. Children with Diagnosed case of any pervasive developmental disorder is excluded, included children shows IQ score of above 70 on WISC-R- intelligence test, DTVP, TPT and MPT was tested in the children with DCD and in control group.

Result: Children with DCD show significant poor performance in the entire sub test when compared with the control group.

Conclusion: Children with DCD appears to have problem in hand eye coordination and visual closure, motor component is present in all perceptual task, hence the study concludes that difficulty in motor programming contribute to visual-perceptual deficit.

Keywords: Developmental coordination disorder; Developmental test of visual proprioception; TPT; MPT; DAMP

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