Motor Skills Development Workshop for Beijing Educators & Health Care Providers: March 16

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Educators and health care professionals in Beijing are invited to join us for When “Just Clumsy” is Cause for Concern, a children’s motor skills development workshop with a special focus on Development Coordination Disorder (DCD). The workshop is presented by Eliott’s Corner and hosted by 3e International School. Professional development certificates will be provided for this course.

About Motor Development in Children and Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD)

Developmental Coordination Disorder is a motor skills disorder.  DCD is characterized by delayed motor skills or difficulty with coordination that prevents a child from performing common, everyday tasks.  It affects five to six percent of all school-aged children.  Children with DCD are frequently described as “clumsy” or “awkward by their parents and teachers.  They have difficulty mastering simple motor activities, such as tying shoes or going down stairs.  Age appropriate academic and self-care tasks can also be challenging for them.

What You Will Learn

  • What is Developmental Coordination Disorder?
  • How does it exhibit?
  • What strategies can be used with all children and children with DCD in both physical education and general classroom settings to promote gross motor skills?
  • What are the connections between gross/fine motor development and academic performance
  • How can teachers and health care professionals communicate with parents more effectively about the importance of developing and supporting gross motor skills?
  • When should teachers refer a family for additional assistance?



Marc Innerhofer received his Bachelor of Physiotherapy at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia.  As a physical therapist, Marc has worked in both clinical and school environments. Prior to studying physical therapy, Marc completed national mandatory social service in a conductive therapy center for children with cerebral palsy in Vienna. Marc is originally from Austria. He speaks English, German, and Mandarin.

Who Should Attend

Educators, school administrators, and health professionals who work with children ages four and up.

Event Details

Date: Thursday, March 14th
Time: 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
3e International School
No. 9-1 Side Park, Jiang Tai Xi Lu
Chaoyang District

Directions, metro stops, and addresses in Chinese can be found on the 3e website:

This event is FREE.

Registration by March 12th to Dory Robinson, or call 6461-6283.