Description of Movement-Based Intervention
Movement-based approached have been classified as task-oriented interventions and focus on children's 'occupations,' such as tying shoelaces, ball catching, and handwriting. Children with developmental co-ordination disorder (DCD) have difficulty performing coordinated motor skills required for self-care, social activities, and academic achievement (Miyahara, Hillier, Pridham, & Nakagawa, 2017). Low muscle tone is a core feature of DCD as most children have low tone in their trunk, making stable sitting difficult and creates movement challenges while in the classroom (About Causes, n.d.).
WMU ScholarWorks Citation
Pugh, Morgan and Bell, Katie, "Effectiveness of Movement-Based Interventions to Improve Low Tone in School-Aged Children" (2019). Occupational Therapy Graduate Student Evidenced-Based Research Reviews. 58.