Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD), also known as dyspraxia, is characterized by challenges in motor performance, which often result in perceived clumsiness and difficulty with coordination.

Therefore, the earlier and more accurately we identify the factors associated with risk for development and health, the greater the chances we have of minimizing its repercussions. This will aid in promoting better functionality for these children and their families.

The aim of our study is to investigate the sensory processing and quality of life in children with DCD, and potential contextual factors associated with children both with and without DCD.

To achieve this, we are inviting children of both sexes, aged between 5 and 11 years old, with and without DCD, as well as their guardians, to participate.

The research activities will commence with the guardians providing their authorization for their children's participation through the signing of an Informed Consent Form. This will be followed by the completion of several questionnaires, including the DCDQ, Short Sensory Profile 2, PedsQL, and a sociodemographic questionnaire. Subsequently, the children will be invited to participate and will be assessed through the MABC-2 and PedsQL assessments.


Children of both sexes, aged between 5 and 11 years old, with and without motor difficulties, and their guardians. 

Participant benefits

A $25 gift card will be provided for each participant.

Register your interest

To register your interest for the study email Meyene Weber at 

This study has been approved by The University of Queensland Human Research Ethics Committee [Approval No.2023/HE000737].