Understanding the psychosocial impact of a motor skill intervention

Priscila Caçola

University of Texas Arlington

This project was funded on:
1 November 2013


Budget Overview

UPDATE (09/03): $5,000 Stretch GoalWow!! We're so excited that we reached our initial goal of $2,765 in less than 30 days of fundraising! The budget covered the project for a whole semester, but I wanted to stretch it so we can cover a Program Manager for another semester (+ $2,250).

Meet the Researcher


Hi! My name is Priscila Caçola and I'm an Assistant Professor in Kinesiology at the University of Texas at Arlington. I have recently been honored with the Lolas E. Halverson Motor Development Young Investigator Award (2013), a distinction given in recognition of outstanding contributions to research in motor development and learning (super cool!!!). My research agenda relates to the development of motor skills in children with developmental coordination disorder. I'm specifically interested in how children with DCD respond to the group dynamics in motor intervention settings. About a year ago I started the Little Mavs Movement Academy, a group program designed for children with low motor ability. It was a professional dream coming true! In September the LMMA will begin its third season and everybody - me, students, kids, and parents - is really excited.


Banner Image selected from Flicker (under Creative Commons License):

Children dancing at Kibbutz Ginnegar, by KLUGER ZOLTAN, 05/30/1947

Project Backers

yromerocurtZacariah Hildenbrand, Ph.D.shelly76109Priscila CaçolaMary OdumBWindsorrr8700StavridissophiamtincupKendrickpeacelovemomctiplerCindy Wulhammonspgoodsonshelbynormantexaswriter