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dc.contributor.authorMaciver, Donald
dc.contributor.authorOwen, Christine
dc.contributor.authorFlannery, Catherine
dc.contributor.authorForsyth, Kirsty
dc.contributor.authorHowden, Stella
dc.contributor.authorShepherd, C.
dc.contributor.authorRush, Robert
dc.date.accessioned2018-06-29T21:41:46Z
dc.date.available2018-06-29T21:41:46Z
dc.date.issued2011-05
dc.identifierER2267
dc.identifier.citationMaciver, D., Owen, C., Flannery, C., Forsyth, K., Howden, S., Shepherd, C. & Rush, R. (2011) Services for children with developmental co-ordination disorder: The experiences of parents, Child: care, health and development, vol. 37, , pp. 422-429,
dc.identifier.issn3051862
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2214.2010.01197.x
dc.identifier.urihttps://eresearch.qmu.ac.uk/handle/20.500.12289/2267
dc.description.abstractBackground Parents provide valuable information on their experiences of engaging with therapy services for their children, which can inform the future development of these services. The aim of this study was to explore the views and experiences of parents who had accessed therapy services for their child with developmental co-ordination disorder (DCD). Methods Seven focus groups were conducted incorporating 52 parents who had a child diagnosed with, or fitting the diagnostic criteria for DCD. Focus groups were audiotaped, transcribed and analysed thematically. Findings Parents reported struggling to gain access to therapy services. When they gained access, they found the services beneficial for their child but continued to experience difficulties regarding the quality of service delivery. Conclusions/implications The study suggests that parents thought some health-care professionals lacked knowledge and understanding of DCD, which they believed impacted upon early recognition and access to services. They perceived that therapy at an early age was vital for children's development, and indicated that a clearer path for accessing these services was necessary in addition to improved service quality. They called for an increase in awareness of DCD by all therapy service professionals to aid early recognition and improved treatment. 2011 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
dc.format.extent422-429
dc.relation.ispartofChild: care, health and development
dc.titleServices for children with developmental co-ordination disorder: The experiences of parents
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dc.description.volume37
dc.identifier.doihttp://10.1111/j.1365-2214.2010.01197.x
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dc.description.eprintid2267
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qmu.authorRush, Robert
qmu.authorMaciver, Donald
qmu.authorOwen, Christine
qmu.authorFlannery, Catherine
qmu.authorForsyth, Kirsty
qmu.authorHowden, Stella
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