DCD Research

Zwicker, J.G., Missiuna, C., Harris, S.R., & Boyd, L.A. (2012). Developmental coordination disorder: A review and update. European Journal of Paediatric Neurology, 16, 573-581. doi:10.1016/j.ejpn.2012.05.005

Zwicker, J.G., Harris, S.R., & Klassen, A. (2013). Quality of life domains affected in children with developmental coordination disorder: A systematic review. Child: Care, Health, and Development, 39, 562-580. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2214.2012.01379.x

Zwicker, J.G., Rehal, H., Sodhi, S., Karkling, M., Paul, A., Hilliard, M., & Jarus, T. (2015). Effectiveness of a summer camp intervention for children with developmental coordination disorder. Physical and Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics, 35, 163-177. doi:10.3109/01942638.2014.957431

Jarus, T., Ghanouni, P., Caswell, S., Bickerton, L., Abel, R., Fomenoff, S., Davidson, S., Lundberg, J., & Zwicker, J.G. (2015). Effect of internal versus external focus of attention on implicit motor learning in children with developmental coordination disorder. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 37, 119-126. doi.org/10.1016/j.ridd.2014.11.009

Harris, S.R., Mickelson, E.C.R., & Zwicker, J.G. (2015). Diagnosis and management of developmental coordination disorder. Canadian Medical Association Journal, 187, 659-665. doi:10.1503/cmaj.140994

Brown-Lum, M., & Zwicker, J.G. (2017). Neuroimaging and occupational therapy: Bridging the gap to advance rehabilitation in developmental coordination disorder. Journal of Motor Behavior, 49, 98-110. doi:10.1080/00222895.2016.1271295

Karkling, M., Paul, A., & Zwicker, J.G. (2017). Occupational therapists’ awareness of guidelines for assessment and diagnosis of developmental coordination disorder. Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy, 84, 148-157. doi:10.1177/0008417417700915

Withers, R., Tsang, Y., & Zwicker, J.G. (2017). Intervention and management of developmental coordination disorder: Are we providing evidence-based services? Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy, 84, 158-167. doi: 10.1177/0008417417712285

Zwicker, J.G., Suto, M., Harris, S.R., Vlasakova, N., Missiuna, C. (2018). Developmental coordination disorder is more than a motor problem: Children describe the impact of daily struggles on their quality of life. British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 81, 65-73.  

Kwok, C., Mackay, M., Agnew, J.A., Synnes, A., & Zwicker, J.G. (2019). Can the Movement Assessment Battery for Children-2 reliably identify developmental coordination disorder in 3-year-old preterm children? Research in Developmental Disabilities (DCD-12 Special Issue), 84, 36-42. doi:10.1016/j.ridd.2018.04.003

Izadi-Najafabadi, S., Ryan, N., Ghafooripoor, G., Gill, K., & Zwicker, J.G. (2019). Participation of children with developmental coordination disorder. Research in Developmental Disabilities (DCD-12 Special Issue), 84, 75-84. doi:10.1016/j.ridd.2018.05.011

Karras, H.C., Morin, D.N., Gill, K., Izadi-Najafabadi, S., & Zwicker, J.G. (2019). Health-related quality of life of children with developmental coordination disorder. Research in Developmental Disabilities (DCD-12 Special Issue), 84, 85-95. doi:1016/j.ridd.2018.05.012

Gill, K., Osiovich, A., Synnes, A., Agnew J.A., Grunau, R.E., Miller, S.P., & Zwicker, J.G. (2018). Concurrent validity of the Bayley Scales of Infant Development-3 and Peabody Developmental Motor Scales-2 at 18 months. Physical and Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics, [epub ahead of print Dec 12]. doi:10.1080/01942638.2018.1546255

Montgomery, I., & Zwicker, J.G. (2019). Use of Printing Like a Pro! in a school-based printing club to improve handwriting legibility in primary grade students. Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools, & Early Intervention [epub ahead of print 19 Apr 2019]. doi.org/10.1080/19411243.2019.1604289 

Brain Research

Zwicker, J.G., Missiuna, C., & Boyd, L.A. (2009). Neural correlates of developmental coordination disorder: A review of hypotheses. Journal of Child Neurology, 24, 1273-1281. doi:10.1177/0883073809333537

Zwicker, J.G., Missiuna, C., Harris, S.R., & Boyd, L.A. (2010). Brain activation of children with developmental coordination disorder is different than peers. Pediatrics, 126, e678-686. doi:10.1542/peds.2007-0169

Zwicker, J.G., Missiuna, C., Harris, S.R., & Boyd, L.A. (2011). Brain activation associated with motor skill practice in children with developmental coordination disorder: An fMRI study. International Journal of Developmental Neuroscience, 29, 145-152. doi:10.1016/j.ijdevneu.2010.12.002

Zwicker, J.G., Missiuna, C., Harris, S.R., & Boyd, L.A. (2012). Developmental coordination disorder: A pilot diffusion tensor imaging study. Pediatric Neurology, 46, 162-167. doi:10.1016/j.pediatrneurol.2011.12.007

Izadi-Najafabadi, S., Rinat, S., & Zwicker, J.G. (2019). Rehabilitation-induced brain changes detected through magnetic resonance imaging in children with neurodevelopmental disorders: A systematic review. International Journal of Developmental Neuroscience, 73, 66-82. doi:10.1016/j.ijdevneu.2018.12.001 

Prematurity Research

Edwards, J., Berube, M., Erlandson, K., Haug, S., Johnstone, H., Meagher, M., Sarkodee-Adoo, S., & Zwicker, J.G. (2011). Developmental coordination disorder in school-aged children born very preterm and/or with very low birth weight: A systematic review. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, 32, 678-687. doi:10.1097/DBP.0b013e31822a396a

Zwicker, J.G., Yoon, S.W., Mackay, M., Petrie-Thomas, J., Rogers, M., & Synnes, A.R. (2013). Perinatal and neonatal predictors of developmental coordination disorder. Archives of Diseases in Children – Fetal and Neonatal Edition, 98, 118-122. doi:10.1136/archdischild-2012-302268

Zwicker, J.G., Grunau, R.E., Adams, E., Chau, V., Brant, R., Poskitt, K.J., Synnes, A. & Miller, S.P. (2013). Score for Neonatal Acute Physiology-II and neonatal pain predict corticospinal tract development in premature newborns. Pediatric Neurology, 48, 123-129. doi.org/10.1016/j.pediatrneurol.2012.10.016

Ranger, M., Zwicker, J.G., Chau, C.M.Y., Park, M.T.M., Chakravarty, M.M., Poskitt, K.J., Miller, S.P., Bjornson, B.H., Tam, E.W.Y., Chau V., Synnes, A.R., & Grunau, R.E. (2015). Neonatal pain and infection relate to smaller cerebellum in very preterm children at school age. Journal of Pediatrics, 167, 292-298. doi:10.1016/j.jpeds.2015.04.055 

Crozier, S.C., Goodson, J.Z., Mackay, M., Synnes, A.R., Grunau, R.E., Miller, S.P., & Zwicker, J.G. (2016). Sensory processing patterns in children born very preterm. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 70, 1-7.

Zwicker, J.G., Miller, S.P., Grunau, R.E., Chau, V., Brant, R., Studholme, C., Liu, M., Synnes, A., Poskitt, K.J., Stiver, M.L., & Tam, E.W. (2016). Smaller cerebellar growth and poorer neurodevelopmental outcomes in very preterm infants exposed to morphine. Journal of Pediatrics, 172, 81-87.e2. doi:10.1016/j.jpeds.2015.12.024