We aim to better understand and support children, adolescents and adults with movement difficulties

We aim to better understand and support children, adolescents and adults with movement difficulties

Welcome to Move.Grow.Engage

This web site was an initiative of the Western Australian Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) Research Group. It is a portal for information about current DCD related research, intervention programs and services available to families and carers, and professional resources for teachers and health practitioners.

Living with DCD

In this video, a teenager with DCD and her mother share their experiences of living with DCD.

A number of movement intervention programs for a range of ages are currently offered in Western Australia.  For more information click on the links below

Animal fun – 4-6 years

UniGym – 5-10 years

iFit – 8 years +

Thriving – 8-18 years

AMPitup – 13-18 years

Latest News & Events

The 13th International Conference on DCD (DCD13) was held in Jyvaskyla, Finland in June 2019

The conference was attended by researchers all over the world - see https://www.jyu.fi/en/congress/dcd13 including 6 from the University of Notre Dame  

Dyspraxia Kids Australia Inc. Conference

Dyspraxia Kids Australia Inc. is hosting a National Conference in Melbourne from August 3rd to 4th, 2018. The conference is titled: Initiating Change and Understanding the Challenges The key note speaker for this conference will be…

DCD Booklet

Researchers at the University of Notre Dame Australia have developed a resource to help those working and living with DCD. This resource is available for teachers, health practitioners and parents. Click here to view the DCD Booklet. …

Inaugural Federation University, Ballarat Motor Learning and Development Symposium

A research symposium will be held in the Caro Centre on Mt Helen campus, Ballarat, Victoria, 3353, which will take place on Friday 6th July from 9.30 – 15.30. Key note speakers will include Dr Nancy Getchell from the University of Delaware…

Jill Zwicker, key note speaker at Science on the Swan

Assistant Professor Jill Zwicker was a key note speaker at the Science on the Swan Conference in Fremantle, WA, on May 1  2018.  The title of her talk was "Integrating brain imaging and rehabilitation to improve outcomes" For further information…

Get involved in Research

We have a number of research projects underway involving children and adults with DCD.  Click here if you are interested in getting involved in one of our research projects.

DCD13 Conference

The University of Jyväskylä hosted the 13th International Conference on Developmental Coordination Disorder in Finland from 5–8 June 2019.

Get in touch

Parents, carers, teachers and practitioners are encouraged to explore the website for more information about DCD. Contact details are provided for specific programs and services throughout. If you are a professional who wants to become involved, provide details of a program or service provided, please contact us.