Dr. Sheila Henderson


Sheila Henderson began her professional career as a teacher of physical education. She then moved into psychology, obtained a research post at the University of London and began working on movement difficulties in children. She has published over 200 monographs and papers in scientific and professional journals. The topics covered range from the motor difficulties of children born prematurely to the psycho-social and educational concomitants of Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD). The Movement Assessment Battery for Children (2nd edition), of which she is principal author, has been translated into 20 languages and has become one of the most widely used measures of developmental coordination disorders in the world. It has recently been nominated as the test of choice in the European Guidelines for the assessment of children with movement difficulties. Another publication, the Detailed Assessment Speed of Handwriting (DASH), is now the test of choice for teachers in the UK applying for special arrangements for children and students with specific learning difficulties.

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