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.

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

Get involved in research!

Adolescents aged 14-16 years!  Who.Am.I Study.
Adolescence is a time when many are questioning their place in the world and trying to make sense of their surroundings.  Being able to participate in weekend sporting competitions and other informal physical activities is  very important for social interactions.  However we don’t know to what extent an adolescent’s level of motor competence impacts on the formation of their identity. 
Find out More.

Current Projects

DCD12 Conference coming to Fremantle, 5-8 July 2017

The MoveGrowEngage Team is preparing to host the 12th International Conference on Developmental Coordination Disorder. 

Registrations NOW OPEN!

Call for Abstracts:  Friday 1 July 2016
Abstracts Close: Friday 16th September 2016

Visit the website www.DCD12.com.au or facebook https://www.facebook.com/dcd12/ 

For more information email DCD12@nd.edu.au

News and Events

12th International Conference on Developmental Coordination Disorder

5-8th July 2017

Esplanade Hotel Fremantle by Rydges, Western Australia.