What do you think when you read the word coordination? Maybe you think of organizing a big party, or managing activities at work. These examples involve coordinating different actions to form a larger whole.
Also more basic human actions, such as walking, involve coordination. This can be clearly seen when babies takes their first steps, trying to keep balance, and coordinating all their body parts to be in the correct position. Talking to each other involves coordination as well, and includes speaking, listening, gesturing, and nodding, to name a few things.
Children with autism, and ADHD, together with their environment, experience severe problems in coordination.
In the current project, we aim to discover:
- how opportunities for development arise from coordination between children (autism, ADHD, and typical development) and their environment
- what tools we can develop to create these opportunities
Our goal is to enable children, together with their parents and professionals, to engage in the social rhythm of everyday life.