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

Product Type: Print Edition (Complete Book)

David A. Sugden (Co-Author), Michael G. Wade (Co-Author)

Edition: 1st

Publication date: January 2020

Page count: 636

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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.

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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:

David A. Sugden (Co-Author)

David Sugden

David Sugden was Emeritus Professor at University of Leeds.

For 40 years his research involved the acquisition of motor skills in children with and without disabilities, including children with cerebral palsy, learning difficulties and developmental coordination disorder. His publications range from experimental research in educational, psychological and paediatric journals, to professional outlets in those fields. He received research grants from Research Councils, Action Research, NHS Trusts, Local Education Authorities, published 11 books, over 120 articles and supervised over 40 successful doctoral students.

Michael G. Wade (Co-Author)

Mike Wade

Michael Wade is Professor of Kinesiology and a faculty member at the University of Minnesota Center for Cognitive Science. His research interests involve two areas of movement science: developmental change across the lifespan, with an emphasis on individuals with motor difficulties, and the effects of ageing on motor skill performance.

  • Book 1 - Movement Difficulties in Developmental Disorders
  • 1 The nature of movement difficulties and developmental disorders
  • 2 Principles from motor learning
  • 3 Assessment and intervention
  • 4 Assessment and other information: Case studies
  • 5 From profiles through objectives to action
  • 6 Specific intervention guideline
  • 7 Case studies: Support and intervention
  • 8 Interviews with notable clinicians and academics on intervention methodologies
  • 9 At a glance: Moving forward in the right direction
  • Book 2: Typical and Atypical Motor Development
  • Foreword viii
  • Preface x
  • Acknowledgements xi
  • About the authors xii
  • 1. An Introduction to Motor Development 1
  • 2. Biological Influences on Developmental Change 15
  • 3. Developmental Models and Theories 52
  • 4. Early Movement Development: Birth to 24 Months 73
  • 5. Motor Development of Young Children: 2 to 7 Years of Age 106
  • 6. Movement Development of Young Children: 7 Years to Puberty 147
  • 7. Cerebral Palsy 183
  • 8. Developmental Coordination Disorder 221
  • 9. Children with Intellectual Disability 266
  • 10. Motor Development in Children with Other Developmental Disorders 284
  • 11. Children with Visual Impairment 313
  • 12. Assessment and Intervention for Children with Movement Difficulties 336
  • 13. Perspectives on Typical and Atypical Development 369
  • Index 373

'Typical and Atypical Motor Development will be a valuable addition to any library or collection; its target audience appears to be motor development researchers. I believe it is also a very useful text for adapted physical activity researchers, pediatric physical therapists, and occupational therapists; particularly graduate students in the field interested in the motor development of children with disabilities. In terms of its use in teaching, I would recommend it as a supplemental text for a graduate class or maybe for an upper level undergraduate class.' Meghann Lloyd, Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly, 2013