Welcome to Move.Grow.Engage
This web site is an initiative of the Western Australian Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) Research Group, proudly supported by the Australian Government's Collaborative Research Networks program. Its members want to provide the community with up to date information about Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD). In particular this website is a portal for information about work being done in Western Australia, intervention programs and services available to families and carers, and professional resources for practitioners.
The meerkat, a small mammal that inhabits the semi-desert plains of southern Africa, was chosen as the group's emblem for its strong community support and its selfless behaviour. Meerkats take turns to stand guard and watch over the rest of their community, and also share with babysitting duties when a mother goes to forage for food. Also generous in nature, the meerkats are happy to share their burrow with other non-threatening species. The qualities of community support, a protective environment and generosity are the aims of the DCD research collaboration in order to better understand and support children, adolescents and adults with movement difficulties.
Parents, carers 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.