Title: Children with a learning disorder show prospective control impairments during visuomanual tracking
Authors: van Roon, Dominique ×
Caeyenberghs, Karen
Swinnen, Stephan
Engelsman, Bouwien #
Issue Date: Jan-2010
Publisher: Pergamon-elsevier science ltd
Series Title: Research in developmental disabilities vol:31 issue:1 pages:195-202
Abstract: To examine whether children with a learning disorder (LD) are able to use prospective motor control, 30 children with LD (mean age 8 years and 11 months) and an age- and gender-matched control group were asked to smoothly track an accelerating dot presented on a monitor by moving an electronic pen on a digitizer. Children with LD performed worse than controls: the number of drawn circles was smaller, the maximum target velocity lower, and the number of submovements was higher. It is suggested that a decreased ability to predict the movement of the target leads to impaired visuomanual tracking in children with LD. Furthermore, children with LD did not improve from the 1st to the 2nd trial, possibly as a result of slower visuomotor adaptation processes. (C) 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved
ISSN: 0891-4222
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Department of Kinesiology - miscellaneous
Movement Control & Neuroplasticity Research Group
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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