Motor sequence learning in children with spina bifida

Anja Vinck*, Ben A.M. Maassen, Wouter Hulstijn, Marije G. Diender, Reinier A. Mullaart, Jan J. Rotteveel, Maria W.G. Nijhuis-Van Der Sanden

*Bijbehorende auteur voor dit werk

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Samenvatting

Cognitive and motor problems are common in children with spina bifida (SB), particularly in those children with cerebral malformations (SBM). Little is known about how these conditions affect motor learning. This study examines motor sequence learning in children with SB, SBM, and healthy controls. Assessment consisted of neuropsychological tests, a simple drawing task, and a spatial motor sequence learning task. Implicit motor learning was unaffected in children with SB(M), and their sequence learning ability was also similar to that of controls. However, both groups (SB and SBM) showed impaired motor performance. The role of cerebellar malformation with SB(M) is discussed.

Originele taal-2English
Pagina's (van-tot)601-616
Aantal pagina's16
TijdschriftDevelopmental Neuropsychology
Volume37
Nummer van het tijdschrift7
DOI's
StatusPublished - 1-okt.-2012
Extern gepubliceerdJa

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