Hilde Krajenbrink receives Henderson award for best oral presentation

During the 13th International Conference on Developmental Coordination Disorder in Jyväskyla in Finland, Hilde received the Henderson award for best oral presentation. 

Here you can read the abstract of the research:
The research focused on motor planning in children with developmental coordination disorder (DCD). The aim of the study was to examine if motor planning in children with DCD is impaired as compared to typically developing (TD) children using a grasping task that can only be completed when the grasping movement is planned in advance. Participants were children 5-12 years old. Data of 14 children with (suspicion of) DCD and 14 gender- and age-matched TD children were presented. Motor planning was measured using a new version of the hexagonal knob task in which participants needed to grasp and rotate a knob. The aim was to complete the rotation movement in a single movement without adjusting the initial grip. Participants performed 48 trials in total: 24 control trials (i.e., 60 degree and 120 degree turn) and 24 critical trials (i.e., 180 degree and 240 degree turn). In the latter, comfort of the initial grip needed to be sacrificed in order to successfully ccomplete the task. Preliminary results indicated that both children with DCD and TD children demonstrate a higher degree of motor planning on a task that necessiates preplanning in order to be able to complete the task, but performance strongly depends on task complexity. In addition, children with DCD seem to show a higher degree of task failures as compared to TD children.