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Argis A.R., Egorova O.I. Neuropsychological characteristics in children with developmental coordination disorder: an analytical review of foreign studies

Full text in Russian: Агрис А.Р., Егорова О.И. Нейропсихологические особенности детей с расстройством координации движений: аналитический обзор зарубежных исследований
Institute of Inclusive Education Problems, Moscow State University of Psychology and Pedagogic, Moscow, Russia
Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia
Social and Psychological Support Centre “Green Branch”, Moscow, Russia

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An analytical review of current foreign studies of developmental coordination disorder (developmental dyspraxia) is presented. Developmental coordination disorder is a form of dysontogenesis extensively studied in foreign psychology of abnormal development. The focus of studying this problem is currently expanding and involving not only the detailed analysis of motor functions but also the evaluation of different measures of cognitive functioning in accordance with the hypothesis of complex neuropsychological nature of developmental coordination disorder. It is shown that visual-spatial and kinesthetic information processing deficit, poor executive functions and attention, modality-non-specific memory impairments, deficit of dynamic (rate) components of activity are typical for children with developmental coordination disorder. In the present review special emphasis is given to the problem of motor and intellectual skills automatization and its syndrome-generating role in the development of this disorder. The above impairments demonstrate a complex character of the deficit in developmental coordination disorder and prove that it is due to not only motor dysfunction.

Keywords: neuropsychology, child, neurocognitive disorder, movement coordination, motor development, visual spatial perception, kinesthetic perception, executive functions, attention, learning, dynamic (rate) characteristics of activity, skills automatization

 

Acknowledgement

The authors thank professor, doctor of psychology Akhutina T.V. for her valuable critical comments and recommendations in preparing this paper.

Funding

The study was conducted within Basic Research Program of the Higher School of Economics (National Research University) for 2013.


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Received 8 March 2013. Date of publication: 25 June 2013.

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Agris Anastasiya R. Junior Research Associate, Laboratory of Learning Difficulties Studies, Institute of Inclusive Education Problems, Moscow State University of Psychology and Pedagogic, ul. Arkhitektora Vlasova, 19, 2, 117335 Moscow, Russia; Ph.D. Student, Department of Neuro-and Pathopsychology, Faculty of Psychology, Lomonosov Moscow State University, ul. Mokhovaya, 11, str. 9, 125009 Moscow, Russia; Pedagogue-psychologist, Social and Psychological Support Centre “Green Branch”, ul. Novopeschanaya, 26, 125252 Moscow, Russia.
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Egorova Olga I. Research Associate, Laboratory of Learning Difficulties Studies, Institute of Inclusive Education Problems, Moscow State University of Psychology and Pedagogic, ul. Arkhitektora Vlasova, 19, str. 2, 117335 Moscow, Russia.
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Argis A.R., Egorova O.I. Neuropsychological characteristics in children with developmental coordination disorder: an analytical review of foreign studies. Psikhologicheskie Issledovaniya, 2013, Vol. 6, No. 29, p. 5. http://psystudy.ru (in Russian, abstr. in English).

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