Purpose of Review
Developmental coordination disorder is by very nature a disorder of movement and coordination. The constraints-based approach to motor control advocates the idea that the environment, the task and the individual can all constrain and promote movement/coordination. The purpose of this review is to describe factors which have been shown to explain the movement patterns in developmental coordination disorder (DCD) and discuss these in light of the constraints-based approach.
Recent findings, within the DCD field, considering the perception-action relationship, the control of movement, the role of vision and individual differences in DCD can all be considered under the constraints-based which allows us to consider all factors involved in movement.
This paper has demonstrated the usefulness of the constraints-based approach in considering DCD and has also raised important questions regarding how we group and describe these individuals.
Faculty of Health and Life Sciences\Department of Psychology, Social Work and Public Health
Year of publication: 2017Date of RADAR deposit: 2017-05-18