Discrepancies between parent and teacher reports of motor competence in 5-10-year-old children with and without suspected Developmental Coordination Disorder

Ke, L., Barnett, A.L., Wang, Y., Duan, W., Hua, J. and Du, W. ORCID: 0000-0002-5115-7214, 2021. Discrepancies between parent and teacher reports of motor competence in 5-10-year-old children with and without suspected Developmental Coordination Disorder. Children, 8 (11): 1028. ISSN 2227-9067

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Abstract

Parents and teachers have knowledge of children's daily motor performance yet may make different judgments about the levels of competence observed at home and school. The current study aimed to examine the discrepancies between parent and teacher reports using the Movement ABC-2 Checklist and the Developmental Coordination Disorder Questionnaire (DCDQ) on children with and without suspected Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD). The Movement ABC-2 Test was administered to 1276 children aged 5-10 years in China. The Movement ABC-2 Checklist and DCDQ were completed by both parents and teachers of all children. A total of 172 children achieving a score below the 15th percentile on the Movement ABC-2 Test were identified as children with suspected DCD. Both parents and teachers showed suitable agreement in judging children's motor competence but low sensitivity in identifying children with DCD. Parent scores of children's motor competence were more closely associated with test performance scores compared to teacher scores. Teachers tended to overrate children's motor competence. The motor difficulties identified by parents were associated with low Movement ABC-2 Test scores on Manual Dexterity and Balance components, while motor difficulties identified by teachers were associated with the Balance component only. The results demonstrated discrepancies between parent and teacher reports, suggesting the importance of using a range of measures to identify and describe motor difficulties in children.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Children
Creators: Ke, L., Barnett, A.L., Wang, Y., Duan, W., Hua, J. and Du, W.
Publisher: MDPI
Date: 9 November 2021
Volume: 8
Number: 11
ISSN: 2227-9067
Identifiers:
NumberType
10.3390/children8111028DOI
1491723Other
Rights: © 2021 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. OA fee was covered by the first-author's institution. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Record created by: Lee Houghton
Date Added: 15 Nov 2021 12:21
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2021 12:23
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/44774

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