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Early Years Movement Skills: Description, Diagnosis and Intervention

Early Years Movement Skills: Description, Diagnosis and Intervention

Mary Chambers, David Sugden

ISBN: 978-1-861-56498-6

Feb 2006

182 pages

Select type: Paperback

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This is an evidence-based manual of diagnosis and interventions for helping children between three and six years old who lack a complete range of fundamental movement skills.

The book outlines the difficulties young children have with movement, especially developmental co-ordination disorder (DCD) and explains their assessment, using especially the early years motor skills checklist (EYMSC), a unique instrument aimed especially at children three to six years old. The management of the condition is then discussed, giving particular attention to the Special Education Needs Code of Practice. Finally the book explores the notion of a developmental coach, suggesting that parents and carers are the most appropriate individuals to fill this role.

  • Contains photocopiable Early Years Movement Skills (EYMSC) checklist
  • Based on the authors’ extensive experience in this field


Chapter 1. Motor development and change.

Chapter 2. More development in young children.

Chapter 3. Movement skill difficulties.

Chapter 4. Assessing young children with movement difficulties.

Chapter 5. Intervention in the early years.

Appendix 1: Technical Information.

Appendix 2: Early years movement skill check list.