A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW ON THE EFFECTIVENESS OF PERCEPTUAL MOTOR TRAINING ON IMPROVEMENT IN MOTOR PERFORMANCE IN INDIVIDUALS HAVING DEVELOPMENTAL COORDINATION DISORDER
Movement, Health & Exercise
Purpose: To systematically review published research literatures to identify and evaluate the effectiveness of perceptual motor training on improvement in motor performance in individuals having Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD).Methods: Multiple databases were methodically searched for articles related to Developmental Coordination Disorder; only descriptive, intervention or qualitative articles were retained. Research indicates that poor motor co-ordination has far reaching
... reaching implications for social and emotional wellbeing and that DCD occurs not only in children, but that motor difficulties are retained in adulthood.Results: Generalized performance deficit is observed in majority of the children with DCD. Pronounced difficulty in internal (forward) modeling, rhythmic coordination, executive function, gait and postural control, catching and interceptive action, and aspects of sensoriperceptual function were observed in most of the individuals diagnosed with DCD.Conclusions: Result suggests the perceptual motor training approach may result in positive outcomes in motor performance in individuals having DCD. Cognitive orientation to daily occupational performance was observed as better alternative to contemporary coordination treatment approach. Furthermore, psychomotor therapy which includes emphasis on music and rhythm and sensory integration therapy was observed as having sustainably facilitative impacts.