Our researchers are strongly committed to working with families, communities and stakeholders across Australia to improve the lives of children with DCD.
They have conducted the largest study in Australia to identify the challenges experienced by children with DCD and their families. Data was collected on 443 children, aged 4-18 years, using the Impact for DCD survey. The study was conducted in partnership with DCD Australia Incorporated, the national peak body supporting people with DCD and their families, along with the University of Western Australia, Victoria University, the University of Melbourne, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, Curtin University, the University of Notre Dame, the Cerebral Palsy Alliance and the Research Impact Academy.
Findings from this study are being used as part of a national advocacy and awareness campaign, along with the development of a national action plan. The Impact for DCD survey has also been launched in other countries around the world as part of an international advocacy strategy.