Friday, March 11, 2005

Imagery Difficulties in Children with Developmental Coordination Disorder

The first reference below reports the presence of motor imagery impairments in kids diagnosed with 'clumsy child' or developmental coordination disorder. The second study discovered the important contribution of somtatosensory (body sensation) to motor imagery.

Whenever we think of motor function, we should really think 'sensorimotor' function. All movement is so tightly coupled to body sensation, it's as if they are woven together. Perhaps because sensation has been harder to observe and quantitate, our knowledge in this area lags motor function.

Mental Rotation and DCD

Sensory Processing and Motor Imagery

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous10:48 PM

    I have read that norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors can help people with motor deficits