Transdisciplinary Approaches to Children with Developmental Coordination Disorder

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/150175
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Transdisciplinary Approaches to Children with Developmental Coordination Disorder
Abstract:
Transdisciplinary Approaches to Children with Developmental Coordination Disorder
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2003
Author:Sommerfeldt, Susan Champion, RN, BScN, MN
P.I. Institution Name:University of Alberta
The purpose of this presentation is to describe the emerging interaction between nurses and other health professionals within the educational system to address the needs of exceptional learners, specifically children with Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD). A research forum combining multi-disciplinary perspectives and research utilization, was presented to 110 participants representing teachers, nurses, other health professionals, and parents. The content was of particular interest to faculty members preparing students in their work with children with DCD and accompanying learning challenges. A nursing initiative in the Edmonton regions (Capital Health Authority) includes nurses in expanded roles in the school system. This forum brought together these nurses, other professionals, and students to be instructed and to interact in a transdiciplinary way, initiating dialogue and contacts that will facilitate the care of children with DCD in schools in our area. An evaluation strategy assessed learning of the participants in the affective domain and highlighted the issues that the multidisciplinary groups felt were pertinent in addressing the educational needs of this population of children. This project was a fulfillment of requirements in the Masters of Nursing degree program at the University of Alberta in the Leadership, Research, and Teaching stream. The research forum linked researchers from four universities via teleconferencing. Also included were local researchers, followed by a breakout session where research material and interdisciplinary issues were discussed. University students from six departments and practitioners throughout the community in corresponding disciplines attended, representing ten different disciplines or interest areas, including parents. DCD is a condition that effects 5-10% of elementary school aged children, most of whom also experience social and learning difficulties. The objective of the research forum was to distribute information and raise community, student, and professional awareness to issues affecting children and their families in diagnosis, management, and school implications of DCD.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleTransdisciplinary Approaches to Children with Developmental Coordination Disorderen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/150175-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Transdisciplinary Approaches to Children with Developmental Coordination Disorder</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2003</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Sommerfeldt, Susan Champion, RN, BScN, MN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Alberta</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">ss13@ualberta.ca</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The purpose of this presentation is to describe the emerging interaction between nurses and other health professionals within the educational system to address the needs of exceptional learners, specifically children with Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD). A research forum combining multi-disciplinary perspectives and research utilization, was presented to 110 participants representing teachers, nurses, other health professionals, and parents. The content was of particular interest to faculty members preparing students in their work with children with DCD and accompanying learning challenges. A nursing initiative in the Edmonton regions (Capital Health Authority) includes nurses in expanded roles in the school system. This forum brought together these nurses, other professionals, and students to be instructed and to interact in a transdiciplinary way, initiating dialogue and contacts that will facilitate the care of children with DCD in schools in our area. An evaluation strategy assessed learning of the participants in the affective domain and highlighted the issues that the multidisciplinary groups felt were pertinent in addressing the educational needs of this population of children. This project was a fulfillment of requirements in the Masters of Nursing degree program at the University of Alberta in the Leadership, Research, and Teaching stream. The research forum linked researchers from four universities via teleconferencing. Also included were local researchers, followed by a breakout session where research material and interdisciplinary issues were discussed. University students from six departments and practitioners throughout the community in corresponding disciplines attended, representing ten different disciplines or interest areas, including parents. DCD is a condition that effects 5-10% of elementary school aged children, most of whom also experience social and learning difficulties. The objective of the research forum was to distribute information and raise community, student, and professional awareness to issues affecting children and their families in diagnosis, management, and school implications of DCD.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:18:13Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:18:13Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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