We are looking for volunteers to participate in our program to test a new augmented reality intervention designed to help children with DCD.

This study is the final stage of a larger project, where an augmented reality intervention has been co-designed and created by paediatric clinicians including occupational therapists and physiotherapists with the research team. The intervention has been designed as a tool to assist children with coordination disorders to help learn key motor skills in a fun and engaging way.

The intervention has been developed and evaluated by a team of paediatric and research professionals and now we would like to test it with the children who we are hoping will benefit from this intervention as part of their therapy. From this study, we hope to determine the feasibility of using an augmented reality intervention as part of therapy, gain valuable feedback and evaluation from the target user group for this intervention, and to gain preliminary measures on whether this type of intervention is beneficial for learning and developing motor skills for children with DCD.  

You can participate in this study if you are:

  • Between 7 and 12 years old
  • Diagnosed with DCD or have been identified as having coordination difficulties
  • Are not diagnosed with other neurological disorders (e.g., cerebral palsy, ADHD, Autism)
  • Can participate in a motor skill intervention

What does your participation involve?

The participant will be involved in up to an 8-week intervention program. In the first session participants will complete some common assessments to determine their level of motor difficulty and how this most affects them in their daily life. The study will then involve up to 8 weeks of participation using the augmented reality intervention, followed by the same common assessments in the final session to see if there is any difference in scores. Post intervention questionnaires will also be given to the participant in the final session.

If you are interested in participating in the study, you can contact the researcher via email using the contact information below. If you would prefer to speak in person or over the phone, please request via email. Upon request you will receive a copy of the participant information sheet and consent form to fill out and return. Please let us know if you have any questions or would like to find out more.

This project has been approved by the University of South Australia's Human Research Ethics Committee (Ethics Protocol 204391).

Contact details

Please contact the Clinical trials facility at unisa.researchvolunteers@unisa.edu.au or call (08) 8302 1365.