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Ghent developmental balance test, manual

(2009)
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Balance is a fundamental component of movement, involving the ability to recover from instability and to avoid instability, to anticipate balance disturbances. Various developmental motor disorders cause poor balance, resulting in difficulties with postural control and disturbing the development of numerous activities of daily living. To plan interventions for these young children with motor disabilities, a specific measure to evaluate balance is an essential part of the assessment. Most of the standardized developmental motor tests encompass balance tasks. However the isolated balance items can not be interpreted. Therefore, we aim to develop a new assessment tool to evaluate balance from independent walking to 6 years of age. The Ghent Developmental Balance Test aims at offering a complete developmental series of tasks, reflecting specifically the development of the child’s balance abilities. This test is fit for typically developing children between 18 months and six years zero months or for children with a similar level of balance control.
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pre school children, assessment of balance

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De Kegel, Alexandra, and Hilde Van Waelvelde. 2009. Ghent Developmental Balance Test, Manual. Ed. Peter Laroy. Ghent: Academia Press.
APA
De Kegel, A., & Van Waelvelde, H. (2009). Ghent developmental balance test, manual. (Peter Laroy, Ed.). Ghent: Academia Press.
Vancouver
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De Kegel A, Van Waelvelde H. Ghent developmental balance test, manual. Laroy P, editor. Ghent: Academia Press; 2009.
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De Kegel, Alexandra, and Hilde Van Waelvelde. Ghent Developmental Balance Test, Manual. Ed. Peter Laroy. Ghent: Academia Press, 2009. Print.
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  abstract     = {Balance is a fundamental component of movement, involving the ability to recover from instability and to avoid instability, to anticipate balance disturbances. Various developmental motor disorders cause poor balance, resulting in difficulties with postural control and disturbing the development of numerous activities of daily living. To plan interventions for these young children with motor disabilities, a specific measure to evaluate balance is an essential part of the assessment.
Most of the standardized developmental motor tests encompass balance tasks. However the isolated balance items can not be interpreted. Therefore, we aim to develop a new assessment tool to evaluate balance from independent walking to 6 years of age. 
The Ghent Developmental Balance Test aims at offering a complete developmental series of tasks, reflecting specifically the development of the child’s balance abilities. 
This test is fit for typically developing children between 18 months and six years zero months or for children with a similar level of balance control.},
  author       = {De Kegel, Alexandra and Van Waelvelde, Hilde},
  editor       = {Laroy, Peter},
  isbn         = {9789038214429},
  keywords     = {pre school children,assessment of balance},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {27},
  publisher    = {Academia Press},
  title        = {Ghent developmental balance test, manual},
  year         = {2009},
}