Motor developmental adaptations and motor coordination difficulties

Course Information
TitleΚινητικές αναπτυξιακές προσαρμογές και κινητική αδεξιότητα / Motor developmental adaptations and motor coordination difficulties
FacultyPhysical Education and Sport Science
SchoolPhysical Education and Sport Science (Serres)
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
Course ID600020584

Programme of Study: UPS of School of Physical Education and Sports Science in Serres (2014)

Registered students: 8
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSTheoretical ElectiveWinter/Spring-3

Class Information
Academic Year2021 – 2022
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours2
Class ID
Course Type 2021
Specific Foundation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Τhe course extends and applies the general knowledge acquired in the motor learning course in individuals with developmental coordination disorder/motor difficulties, related to issues of identification/motor assessment and implementation of intervention programs giving the chance to our Department’s graduates to enforce their scientific and professional profile. With the successful completion of the course the student will be able to: - describe, formulate and interpret the basic issues related to motor coordination disorder (terms/terminology, occurrence/epidemiology, comorbidity with other developmental disorders, individual’s motor, psychological and social characteristics), extending and applying motor learning general knowledge - to discriminate and differentiate knowledge in procedures, methods and instruments for identification and assessment of this developmental disorder, which are scientifically sound and include the most modern research studies in motor development - to detect and distinguish the secondary consequences of the disorder in a case study and to evaluate and solve a problem using the basic principles of motor learning in the development of skillful movement -make good use and exploitation of certain methodologies and procedures choosing the most appropriate for effective teaching and the development of motor skills, in individuals with motor difficulties, showing a professionalism in finding solutions in this field. - analyse, assess and organize the basic variables of the above methodologies for motor skill learning in developmental coordination disorder - organize information and interpret motor learning features of the motor developmental adaptation in developmental coordination disorder and make judges on a scientific issue (e.g. choice of the intervention procedure- task-or/and prosess oriented?) - cooperate with classmates, in preparing, describing, designing and presenting a physical education or organized physical activity intervention program, working autonomously, or in a multidisciplinary environment, defining in this way the role of the physical educator in copying with this disorder - to explain, analyze and present information, ideas, problems and solutions in a specific and non specific audience (oral presentation) - Discover the knowledge skills for continuing studies in a postgraduate level, autonomously
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • 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)
• Introduction in the Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) – terms/terminology, occurrence/epidemiology • Causality – comorbidity with other developmental disorders • DCD’s consequences, individual’s characteristics (motor, psychological, social – case studies) • Lifelong developmental progress in DCD • Terms of motor coordination and motor control in DCD • Identification and assessment in children/adolescents with DCD • Identification and assessment in adults with DCD • Introduction in the intervention programs for DCD • Task oriented intervention programs • Process-oriented intervention programs • Motor learning intervention programs • Organized physical activity and physical education programs – the role of the scientist of physical education and sport in DCD
developmental coordination disorder, comorbidity, task-oriented intervention, proccess -oriented intervention
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
  • Journal research articles
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
Laboratory Work80.3
Reading Assigment130.5
Written assigments130.5
Student Assessment
Final written examination via e-learning platform: short - answer questions (70%) Planning and implementing an intervention program (oral presentation) (30%)
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Labortatory Assignment (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1. Anna L. Barnett, Elisabeth L. Hill (2020). ΚΙΝΗΤΙΚΗ ΣΥΜΠΕΡΙΦΟΡΑ ΚΑΙ ΑΝΑΠΤΥΞΙΑΚΗ ΔΙΑΤΑΡΑΧΗ ΤΟΥ ΚΙΝΗΤΙΚΟΥ ΣΥΝΤΟΝΙΣΜΟΥ University Studio Press Α.Ε., ΘΕΣ/ΝΙΚΗ 2. Haywood M. Kathleen, Getchell Nancy (2021) ΚΙΝΗΤΙΚΗ ΑΝΑΠΤΥΞΗ ΔΙΑ ΒΙΟΥ University Studio Press Α.Ε., ΘΕΣ/ΝΙΚΗ 3.Haibach-Beach, G.D. Reid, D.H. Collier (2018) ΚΙΝΗΤΙΚΗ ΜΑΘΗΣΗ ΚΑΙ ΑΝΑΠΤΥΞΗ P.S. ΠΕΔΙΟ ΕΚΔΟΤΙΚΗ,ΔΙΑΦΗΜΙΣΤΙΚΗ ΚΑΙ ΡΑΔΙΟΤΗΛΕΟΠΤΙΚΩΝ ΠΑΡΑΓΩΓΩΝ Α.Ε., ΑΘΗΝΑ 4. ΤΖΕΤΖΗΣ ΓΕΩΡΓΙΟΣ, ΛΟΛΑ ΑΦΡΟΔΙΤΗ (2015). ΚΙΝΗΤΙΚΗ ΜΑΘΗΣΗ ΚΑΙ ΑΝΑΠΤΥΞΗ Ελληνικά Ακαδημαϊκά Ηλεκτρονικά Συγγράμματα και Βοηθήματα - Αποθετήριο "Κάλλιπος", ΗΛ. ΒΙΒΛΙΟ
Additional bibliography for study
Καταρτζή, Ε. (2020). Προγράμματα παρέμβασης για παιδιά και εφήβους/ες με Αναπτυξιακή Διαταραχή του Κινητικού Συντονισμού: ο ρόλος της άσκησης και της φυσικής αγωγής. Δ. Κατσαρού (Επιμ. Εκδ.). Ειδική Αγωγή και Δημιουργικότητα, σελ. 149-194. Μέθεξις, Θεσσαλονίκη. Vlachopoulos, S., Katartzi, E.S., & Kontou, M.G., (2021). Self-determined motivation for physical activity in adolescents with and without developmental coordination disorder in school physical education. International Journal of Exercise Science, accepted 02.09.2021 Monastiridi, S., Katartzi, E., Kourtessis, T, & Vlachopoulos, S. (2021). A core stabilization program improves motor performance and health-related quality of life in adolescents with motor difficulties. The Health & Fitness Journal of Canada, 14 (1), 3-24. Monastiridi, S. G., Katartzi, E.S., Kontou, M.G., Kourtessis, Th. & Vlachopoulos, S. (2020). Positive Relations of Physical Fitness and Exercise Intervention Programs with Motor Competence and Health Related Quality of Life in Developmental Coordination Disorder: A Systematic Review. European Jounal of Physical Education and Sport Science, 6 (2), 1-26. Λακμέτα Γκανέτσιου, Ρ., Μοναστηρίδη, Σ. & Καταρτζή, Ε. (2013/14). Αξιολόγηση δυσκολιών στο συντονισμό δεξιοτήτων λεπτού χειρισμού σε παιδιά παιδιά δημοτικού: Διαφορές Φύλου. Γυναίκα και Άθληση, 9, 57-64. Katartzi, E.S & Vlachopoulos, S.P. (2011). Motivating children with developmental coordination disorder in school physical education: The self-determination theory approach. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 32(6), 2674-2682. Giagazoglou,P., Kabitsis, N., Kokaridas, D., Zaragas, C., Katartzi, E., Kabitsis, C. (2011). The movement assessment battery in greek preschoolers: The impact of age, gender, birth order, and physical activity on motor outcome. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 32(6), 2577-2582. Κουτσούκη, Δ. (1998). Κινητικές διαταραχές και εξέλιξη. Αθλότυπο, Αθήνα. Κιουμουρτζόγλου, Ε. (2007). Η φυσική αγωγή στην αρχή του 21ου αιώνα: σκοποί-στόχοι-επιδιώξεις- θεωρητικές προσεγγίσεις. Χριστοδουλίδης, Θεσ/νίκη. Διεθνή επιστημονικά περιοδικά με εργασίες με άρθρα σχετικά με την κινητική αδεξιότητα όπως: HUMAN MOVEMENT SCIENCE: & RESEARCH IN DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES:
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