Dr. Livia C. Magalhâes
Livia C. Magalhâes, PhD, OT. is a full professor of occupational therapy at the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil. She is involved both with the undergraduate Occupational Therapy program and the Graduate Program in Rehabilitation Sciences. Her research interests are in motor coordination disorders, specially developmental coordination disorder, and instrument development. As the coordinator of a Pediatric OT clinic and a follow up program for preterm neonates, she has great interest in assessment tools for the identification of motor skill problems as well motor intervention strategies that could be applied to larger groups of children. Currently her main research project is the development of a standardized motor development assessment tool to identify coordination problems among Brazilian children ages 4 to 8 years old.
Areas of Focus
Motor coordination disorders, specifically developmental coordination disorder, and instrument development