Book 1 – Movement Difficulties in Developmental Disorders & Book 2 – Typical and Atypical Motor Development (two print book set)


David Sugden and Michael Wade’s books on motor activity can be read as standalone resources but they are ideal companions. Both books can be bought together at a discounted price in this set.

Book 1: Movement Difficulties in Developmental Disorders

This book presents the latest evidence-based approaches to assessing and managing movement disorders in children. Uniquely, children with developmental coordination disorder (DCD) and children with movement difficulties as a co-occurring secondary characteristic of another development disorder, including ADHD, ASD, and Dyslexia, are discussed. It will prove a valuable guide for anybody working with children with movement difficulties, including clinicians, teachers and parents.

    • Guidelines are underpinned by motor learning theory, empiricism and professional practice
    • Case studies demonstrate the adaptability of these guidelines and show how they may be applied to children of different ages, abilities, and environments
    • Includes interviews of thirteen notable clinicians and academics with intervention methodologies from around the world.

A Practical Guide from Mac Keith Press

Book 2: Typical and Atypical Motor Development

Sugden and Wade, leading authors in this area, comprehensively cover motor development and motor impairment, drawing on sources in medicine and health-related studies, motor learning and developmental psychology.

A theme that runs through the book is that movement outcomes are a complex transaction of child resources, the context in which movement takes place, and the manner in which tasks are presented.

The core themes of the book involve descriptions of motor development from conception through to emerging adulthood, explanations of motor development from differing theoretical, empirical, and experiential perspectives, and descriptions and explanations of atypical motor development when the resources of the child are limited in some way.

Clinics in Developmental Medicine


Occupational therapists, physiotherapists, paediatricians, teachers (physical education, early childhood development, elementary education), educational psychologists, kinesiology and sports scientists.

Video About the Books

Watch author Michael Wade talk about the books: