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Dyspraxia study needs volunteers for next phase of research

Dyspraxia study Tuesday 14 July 2015

Children aged between 7 and 10 years old are needed to help with a research study into a Developmental Coordination Disorder known as Dyspraxia.

The first stage of the study saw volunteers with confirmed or suspected Dyspraxia complete a series of movement and coordination sessions designed to assess their motor skills.

Post Doctoral Teaching Fellow Dr Charlotte Miles and her team are now looking for youngsters with normal or good levels of movement skills, to come along to Liverpool Hope University’s Movement Science Laboratory for a one-off 45-minute session.

Volunteers will be invited to complete a series of tasks as a control measure for the parent study, providing researchers with a comparison and understanding of how children without Dyspraxia move.

Dr Miles said: “This project is already proving very worthwhile, and we’ve been able to help lots of kids to understand and improve their movement skills. We’re also able to provide all our participants with some detailed feedback about their movement skills, which we gather from measures such as eye tracking, muscle activation patterns, movement kinematics and our pressure plate that assesses balancing skills.”

If you are interested in participating in the research project, please contact Dr Charlotte Miles via milesc@hope.ac.uk

Click here more information on the research project.

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