Motor learning difficulties and developmental coordination disorder

Course Information
TitleΚΙΝΗΤΙΚΕΣ ΜΑΘΗΣΙΑΚΕΣ ΔΥΣΚΟΛΙΕΣ ΚΑΙ ΔΙΑΤΑΡΑΧΗ ΤΟΥ ΚΙΝΗΤΙΚΟΥ ΣΥΝΤΟΝΙΣΜΟΥ / Motor learning difficulties and developmental coordination disorder
FacultyPhysical Education and Sport Science
SchoolPhysical Education and Sports Sciences (Thessaloniki)
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorParaskevi Giagkazoglou
Course ID600000201

Class Information
Academic Year2017 – 2018
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
  • Distance learning
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
The unit will cover the main principles of children’s development and the effects of fine and gross motor development on cognitive, social and emotional development as well as on academic achievement. Additionally, it will analyze the scientific methods and measurements of the assessment of psychomotor development of children with learning difficulties and developmental coordination disorder. Finishing this unit the children should be able to: • To understand the basic stages of psychomotor development. • To understand the relation between motor skills and cognitive ability. • To understand the motor disturbances and their effectiveness in social and emotional development of children. • To design and apply exercise programs adapted to the special needs of every child with learning difficulties and motor disturbances.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Design of educational programs adapted in the special needs of children with learning difficulties and/or developmental coordination disorder - Neurodevelopmental disorders of school age children. Learning difficulties, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. - Motor disturbances of children with learning difficulties. Appropriate intervention programs. - Motor and functional ability of children with ADHD - Assessment of fine motor skills of children with motor difficulties - Assessment of developmental coordination disorder. Intervention programs, practical applications - Motor skills and their relation with peer interaction difficulties and bullying. Play psychomotor activities as a mean of management and intervention.
Motor Coordination Disorder, motor skills, learning difficulties, developmental disorders
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Video lectures
  • Audio
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Course Organization
Reading Assigment753
Written assigments753
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Summative)
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