Artículos de revistas
Crianças com dificuldades motoras: questões para a conceituação do transtorno do desenvolvimento da coordenação
MOVIMENTO, v.15, n.3, p.293-313, 2009
Dantas, Luis Eduardo Bastos Pinto Tourinho
Manoel, Edison de Jesus
The investigation of the nature of motor difficulties children experiment resulted in the identification of a Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD). The lack of consensus on the nature and the mechanisms of DCD might not be due to an apparent resilience of the disorder to the scientific enterprise. On the contrary, the present paper has a goal of presenting a thesis according to which the problem resides on the definition of DCD and on the selection of samples in studies that do not distinguish between clinical and research criteria. In conclusion, three steps for characterizing DCD are presented.