Mark Wilson

Mark WilsonGaze training for children with Developmental Coordination Disorder

Wilson, M
University of Exeter (Exeter, UK)

This presentation will be about the recent follow up analysis on exploring self-organising of movement coordination, following a group-based gaze training intervention for ball catching. The initial study showed that children who underwent a gaze training intervention performed better at retention than control group participants who received instructions related to their hands/arms. One of the interesting findings from the follow up analyses was that while the gaze intervention taught a specific gaze pattern, individuals developed their own, individual movement coordination solutions. Free web-based resources to help therapists and parents apply gaze training to ball-related activities have been developed since.