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Department of Kinesiology

Developmental Motor Cognition Laboratory

Lab Description

The primary focus of the developmental motor cognition laboratory is to investigate the development of action representation and motor planning in children, adolescents, and older adults. More specifically, the lab explores screening and diagnostic tools related to motor coordination disorders in children, in addition to proposing intervention, training, and rehabilitation protocols that can improve those difficulties.

Lab Equipment

Station 1 Motor/Cognitive Assessments
  • Bruininks-Oserestsky Test of Motor Proficiency – 2nd ed. (BOT-2).
  • Movement Assessment Battery for Children – 2nd ed. (MABC-2).
  • Beery-Buktenica Developmental Test of Visual-Motor Integration, 6th ed. (BEERY-VMI).
  • Object-Spatial Imagery and Verbal Questionnaire for children (c-OSIVQ) and adults (OSIVQ).
Station 2 Reach Paradigm
  • Projector system and adjustable table that allows participants to reach in different directions.
Station 3 Imagery Assessment
  • Computer system equipped with a variety of motor and visual imagery assessments, combined with an electronic voice RT apparatus and a response pad.

Current/Recent Projects

  • Advanced aging effect on the ability to scale peripersonal space via tool use.
  • Examining embodied cognition in children: The relationship between selected cognitive and motor abilities.