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Sensorimotor synchronization ability of walking and running to metronome sounds and music within motor learning perspective in children with Developmental Coordination Disorder. (R-9977)

Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) is a chronic neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by deficits in different aspects of motor performance and motor control, including motor planning, predictive movement control, anticipation and automatization of movement skills. An increased variability in gait parameters is frequently observed. Currently, the internal modelling deficits hypotheses is proposed to explain the impairments in motor control and motor learning. Moreover, recent literature indicates the presence of perceptual timing deficits and suggests an impaired auditory-motor coupling and synchronization in children with DCD. However, there is a gap in literature regarding auditory-motor coupling and synchronization ability during walking and running. Besides, current recommended therapies are based on task-specific training in order to reduce motor difficulties directly and do not address possible processes underlying the variable motor control difficulties in DCD. Therefore, we want to bridge the current knowledge gap considering auditory-motor-synchronization ability in children with DCD compared to age-matched typical developing individuals during walking and running. Finally, we want to examine the effect of adding an individualized auditory stimulus to conventional Neuromotor task training (NTT) compared to NTT alone on motor coordination and motor learning of walking and/or running in pediatrics with DCD.
Date:1 Sep 2019 →  Today
Keywords:Neurological rehabilitation
Disciplines:Rehabilitation sciences, Kinesitherapy, Physiotherapy