Can You Take Part?

We are currently not recruiting new participants take part our current study at Liverpool Hope University however if you are interested in finding out more or registering an interest in future work, please contact Dr Charlotte Miles on milesc@hope.ac.uk.

Previous Recruitment projects…

Quiet Eye Training Intervention

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This project is examining the motor coordination of children who suffer from movement difficulties such as those with DCD or Dyspraxia. The project is funded by the ESRC, and tests the benefits of an intervention that may help to improve motor coordination among children.
Can my child take part?

We are seeking 8-10 year old children who suffer with developmental coordination disorder (DCD) or other motor coordination problems – although they don’t have to have had a formal clinical diagnosis. We are looking to recruit children in the North West of the England who are able to travel to Liverpool, but provision could be made to extend this if there were sufficient numbers/groups that would be willing to take part in other areas of the UK.  This study will take place in May-July in 2015.

DSCF1211What are the benefits of taking part?

• All children will have their motor coordination ability assessed using a clinically valid tool used in the assessment of Dyspraxia/Developmental coordination disorder.

• All children will be provided with a 6-week training intervention.

• Parents will be provided with feedback regarding their child’s coordination ability.

If you are interested in taking part or to discuss the project in more detail then please contact Charlotte Miles (milesc@hope.ac.uk)

Developmental Comparison Study – Adults and Children

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We are recruiting both children (8-10 years) and younger adults (18-35 years) who suffer with developmental coordination disorder (DCD) or other motor coordination problems – although they don’t have to have had a formal clinical diagnosis. Again, these participants must be able to travel to Liverpool Hope University to attend one laboratory session.

What does this study involve?

Adults will complete the Adult DCD checklist which takes around 15 minutes. Children will complete the Movement Assessment Battery for Children (2nd edition) when they attend the laboratory.   All participants will be fitted with an eye tracker (like a small pair of goggles!) and take part in a few coordination tasks at the laboratory and some throwing and catching of different balls.

Reaction BallWe will then be able to provide participants with feedback on their gaze behaviour when performing throwing and catching tasks, and    offer advice and guidance on methods to improve skills in this area. This study is ongoing throughout 2015.

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