Preliminary Improvements in Dynamic Postural Control after A Group-based Intervention Program for Children with Developmental Coordination Disorder: A Brief Report

Priscila Tamplain, Gabriela M. Sherrod, Chadwick Fuchs, Haylie L. Miller

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Abstract

Objective: To determine the value of a traditional (easy to implement) group-based intervention program on both static and dynamic postural control in children with Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD). Methods: Sway and stability indices were measured with the Clinical Test of Sensory Integration in Balance (CTSIB) and efficiency of goal-directed movement was measured during a Limits-of-Stability (LoS) task, before and after the intervention program. The intervention involved a total of 10 one-hour group sessions, administered once per week for 10 weeks. Results: Results indicated significant group increases in dynamic postural control (p <.05). These results suggest it is possible to improve dynamic postural control in this population. This type of intervention does not require any expensive materials, it is feasible, and easy-to-implement to a group of children. Conclusion: We conclude that this simple form of intervention involving fun group activities can significantly improve dynamic postural control in children with DCD.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)63-67
Number of pages5
JournalDevelopmental Neurorehabilitation
Volume24
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2021

Keywords

  • Developmental coordination disorder
  • balance
  • children
  • group-based
  • intervention
  • postural control
  • training

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