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A comparison of motor imagery performance in children with spastic hemiplegia and developmental coordination disorder

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posted on 01.03.2011, 00:00 authored by J Williams, V Anderson, D S Reddihough, S M Reid, Nandi VijayakumarNandi Vijayakumar, P H Wilson
Individuals with hemiplegia have difficulty planning movements, which may stem from deficits in motor imagery ability. We explored motor imagery ability in three groups of 21 children, aged 8-12 years: children with hemiplegia; children with developmental coordination disorder (DCD); and a comparison group. They completed two tasks requiring laterality judgments of body partshand and whole-body rotation. Accuracy in both was reduced for the motor-impaired groups, and response time was atypical for the whole-body task. This suggests that motor imagery deficits exist in children with hemiplegia and DCD, supporting previous findings that planning deficits in hemiplegia may result from deficits in motor imagery. © 2010 Psychology Press, an imprint of the Taylor & Francis Group, an Informa business.

History

Journal

Journal of clinical and experimental neuropsychology

Volume

33

Issue

3

Pagination

273 - 282

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

Location

Abingdon, Eng.

ISSN

1380-3395

eISSN

1744-411X

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2010, Psychology Press