The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of fundamental movement skills (FMS) training on FMS proficiency, self-perceived physical competence (SPC), physical activity (PA), and sleep disturbance in children with developmental coordination disorder (DCD) compared with children with typical development (TD). A total of 84 children were allocated into either experimental group (DCD[exp], TD[exp]) who received 6 weeks of FMS training or control groups (DCD[con], TD[con]). FMS were assessed using the Test of Gross Motor Development-2, whereas PA was monitored using accelerometers. SPC and sleep disturbance were evaluated using questionnaires. Results showed that the DCD[exp] group had significantly higher scores in FMS and SPC compared with the DCD[con] group at posttest. The DCD[exp] group scored lower in sleep disturbance at follow-up when compared with posttest. It is suggested that short-term FMS training is effective in improving FMS and SPC and reducing sleep disturbances for children with DCD. Copyright © 2016 Human Kinetics, Inc.
CitationYu, J., Sit, C. H. P., Burnett, A., Capio, C. M., Ha, A. S. C., & Huang, W. Y. J. (2016). Effects of fundamental movement skills training on children with developmental coordination disorder. Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly, 33(2), 134-155. doi: 10.1123/APAQ.2015-0008
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