Paola Bonifacci, Silvana Contento

Subjects at risk for Developmental Coordination Disorder: Emotional and cognitive aspects

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Keywords: Developmental Coordination Disorder, anxiety, depression, intellectual functioning, at risk population.

Summary. The study was directed to an evaluation of intellectual and emotional profiles of children at risk for Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD). The participants were 136 children (aged 6-10 yrs). On the basis of a test for the evaluation of gross-motor abilities (TGM; Ulrich, 1985), two groups of children were identified: "risk for DCD" and controls. Participants were administered an intelligence test (K-BIT; Kaufman and Kaufman, 1990), and self-report questionnaires for the evaluation of anxiety and depression (TAD; Newcomer, Barenbaum and Bryant, 1995; Scala d'ansia per l'età evolutiva; Busnelli, Dall'Aglio and Faina, 1987; CDI; Kovacs, 1992). Results highlight significantly higher levels of anxiety in subjects at risk for DCD.

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