With my transition from the University of Exeter to Liverpool Hope complete, we are now turning our attention to our latest research project. So far we have conducted a number of studies that have demonstrated that children with poor motor skills use different gaze strategies with shorter and later fixations on important stimuli in comparison to typically developing peers. We have also demonstrated how we can use quiet eye training (QET) to improve the gaze behaviour of typically developing children and those with DCD to reflect the strategies used by highly skilled children.
The next step in our research plan is to develop QET to become an effective and focused intervention for children with DCD/Dyspraxia. To do this we will be recruiting children from the North West of the UK to take part in a 6-week intervention programme in Liverpool. This study will take place in May-July 2015.
If you are interested in our work or would like more information about taking part in this study, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.