William Lloyd1, Mark Mon-Williams2, Gordon D. Waiter3, Justin H. G. Williams4
1Aberdeen Biomedical Imaging Centre, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, AB25 2ZD, United Kingdom; 2Institute of Physiological Sciences, University of Leeds, Leeds, United Kingdom; 3Aberdeen Biomedical Imaging Centre, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, United Kingdom; 4Department of Child Health, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) is a common childhood disease that affects roughly 6% of the population and can have a long-term impact for sufferers. The role of specific brain areas in DCD has long been postulated from behavioural studies, yet the underlying aetiology of the disease remains poorly understood. We used MRI to investigate correlations between regional brain volumes and psychometric measures in a DCD population. The research presented here provides, to the best of our knowledge, the first structural neuroimaging evidence of the role of regional brain structure in DCD.