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.
- Developmental coordination disorder
- postural control