Department of Psychology, Health and Professional Development

Judgements of Road Crossing in Children

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  • Kate is involved with a project incvolved John Wann at Royal Holloway, University of London considering road crossing abilities in children with DCD.

    This ongoing project considers a number of issues involved in road crossing, including: how well children can judge when an object will reach them; walking speed and impulsivity. Our results indicate that children with DCD struggle to determine whether a car is moving forwards when it is travelling at speeds over 30mph. However, we have also seen that these children are much more cautious, compared to typical children, when choosing a traffic gap in which to cross. Together these results suggest that children with DCD may use compensation strategies for certain tasks.

    To read more about this project visit the Action Research Laboratory home page hosted by Royal Holloway University.