As of 16 May, 2019 the Movement Development Clinic (MDC) is now closed down after being operated for the past 70 years as a teaching and research laboratory. Thank you very much for your support.
If you have concerns about your child’s movement development, please contact your GP. You may also want to seek support from the CCS Dunedin Branch, Sport Otago, or Dyspraxia Support Group of New Zealand.
The Director of MDC from 1996 through to 2019, Motohide Miyahara
“I love the sense of fun and encouragement. My child’s confidence and ability have increased. We are now trying team sports for the first time.”
“My child has really enjoyed coming to the MDC; it’s a highlight of the week! It has given her the confidence to play futsal, which is a big step forward.”
“My child is learning to ride a bike. We hope to buy her one for Christmas. She loves the physical activity.”
“This has been a really great experience for my son. He has learned new skills and gained confidence in his abilities. Forming new relationships with the student teachers as positive active role models has been fantastic.”
“The student teachers communicated effectively to ensure my son’s understanding of the tasks, and gave him confidence through positive reinforcement.”
“My child felt very comfortable with the student teachers. They were able to talk to him on his level and motivate him.”
“It has been one of the most enjoyable and challenging experiences of my degree.”
“MDC is just as much about providing a service in the community as it is about learning to teach clients. It brings the university and the community together.”
“I feel I’ve learned how to be an effective teacher in sports, and many other important life skills.”
“MDC has been amazing. It’s my favourite university experience. It’s great to apply knowledge learned over the past three and a half years to a practical experience.”
“It was an awesome practical experience that worked really well alongside the lectures.”
“It’s been great putting the theory into practice.”
Movement Development Clinic is introduced in
- Barnett, A., Geuze, R. H., Hands, B., Henderson, S. E., Kirby, A., McQuillan, V. M., Missiuna, C., Miyahara, M., Polatajko, H., Prunty, M., Smits-Engelsman, B., Schoemaker, M., & Wilson, P. (2019). Chapter 8 - Interviews with notable clinicians and academics on intervention methodologies. In Sugden, D., & Wade, M. (Eds.), Movement Difficulties in Developmental Disorders (pp. 190-212). London: Mac Keith Press.
- Haywood, K., Roberton, M., & Getchell, N. (2012). Advanced analysis of motor development. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.
Conference papers and posters co-authored with students who conducted research at the clinic
2019 13th International Conference for Developmental Coordination Disorder. Jyväskylä, Finland.
- Poster Presentation: Miyahara, M., Culling, M., & Green, C. Simultaneously delivering clinic- and home-based programs for children with developmental coordination disorder (DCD): A multiple case study
2017 12th International Conference for Developmental Coordination Disorder. Perth, Australia.
- Poster Presentation: Ng, J. L., Thompson, H., Frame, L., & Miyahara, M. Three case studies on avoidance behaviour in children with developmental coordination disorder (DCD)
2011 9th International Conference on Developmental Coordination Disorder, Lausanne, Switzerland
- Poster Presentation: Miyahara, M, & Doderer, L. Triangulating the Movement ABC-2 Test, Checklist, and the DCDQ: do they converge on the identification and the intervention outcomes of children with DCD
- Workshop: Kluwe, M., & Miyahara, M. Demystifying misconceptions about case study research with an example of balance assessment
2007 16th International Symposium of Adapted Physical Activity, Rio Claro, Brazil
- Oral Presentation: Miyahara, M., & Heveldt, K. Usefulness of qualitative longitudinal assessment of one-leg balance in developmental coordination disorder and Asperger’s disorder
- Poster: Heveldt, K. & Miyahara, M. Effects of strength training in a child with developmental coordination disorder
2007 7th International Conference on Developmental Coordination Disorder, Melbourne, Australia
- Oral Presentation: Miyahara, M., Ginther, N., & Green, C. Can a technical training program to reduce associated movement and a physical training program for muscular strength improve running forms of children with DCD?
- Poster: Miyahara, M., Yamaguchi, M., & Green, C. A review of 326 children with developmental and physical disabilities, consecutively taught at the movement development clinic.
2005 6th International Conference on Developmental Coordination Disorder, Trieste, Italy
- Oral Presentation: Miyahara, M., Inghelbreacht, A., Leeder, T., & Francis, G. Is developmental dyspraxia an underlying process of developmental coordination disorder?
2001 13th International Symposium of Adapted Physical Activity, Vienna, Austria
- Oral Presentation: Miyahara, M., & Wafer, A. Teaching children with developmental coordination disorder by skill themes and movement concepts: A comparative case study
1999 4th Biennial Workshop on Children with a Developmental Coordination Disorder, Groningen, The Netherlands
- Poster Presentation: Miyahara, M., & Register, C. Perceptions of three terms to describe physical awkwardness in children
Peer reviewed papers co-authored with students who conducted research at the clinic
- Cadzow, A., Miyahara, M., & Cutfield, R. (2017). A longitudinal case study approach to describing a boy with development coordination disorder experiencing transitive intervention services towards inclusive school- and community-based physical activities. in A. J.S. Morin, C. Maïano, D. Tracey, & R. G. Craven (Eds.). Inclusive Physical Activities: International Perspectives. (A volume in the series: International Advances in Education: Global Initiatives for Equity and Social Justice). (pp. 31-52). Scottsdale, AZ: Information Age Publishing.
- Kluwe, M., & Miyahara, M. (2012). A case study to evaluate balance training with movement test items and through teaching observation: Beyond specificity and transfer of learning. Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 17(5), 463-475.
- Miyahara, M., Ginther-Shreiber, N., & Green, C. (2011). Associated movement reduction training for children with developmental coordination disorder. International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, 18(6), 266-271.
- Green, C., & Miyahara, M. (2008). Older adults and visual impairment: Lived experiences and a walking group, RE: view: Rehabilitation and Education for Blindness and Visual Impairment, 28(3), 91–112
- Miyahara, M., Yamaguchi, M., & Green, C. (2008). A review of 326 children with developmental and physical disabilities, consecutively taught at the movement development clinic: Prevalence and intervention outcomes of children with DCD. Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities, 20(4), 353-363.
- Miyahara, M., Leeder, T., Francis, G., Vandevelde, L. (2007). Does an instruction of a verbal labeling strategy for hand movements improve general motor coordination as well as the gestural performance? Clinical Case Studies, 7, 191-207.
- Miyahara, M., & Wafer, A. (2004). Clinical intervention for children with developmental coordination disorder: A multiple case study. Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly, 21(3), 281-300.
- M. Miyahara (Ed.). (2012). Learning from Individual Movement Development: 60th Anniversary of Movement Development Clinic. Dunedin: Movement Development Clinic. ISBN 978-0-473-21664-1
- M. Miyahara (Ed.). (2000). Learning from Individual Movement Development: 50th Anniversary of Movement Development Clinic. Dunedin: Movement Development Clinic. ISBN 1-877139-27-0