Melissa Licari

Dr, BSc PhD W.Aust.

  • The University of Western Australia (M408), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth

    Australia

  • 293 Citations
  • 10 h-Index
20062019
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Personal profile

Biography

Dr Melissa Licari is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with the Autism Research Team at the Telethon Kids Institute and also currently holds an Adjunct Position within the School of Human Sciences at The University of Western Australia. She has a keen interest in movement, in particular understanding motor deficits in children with neurodevelopmental disorders, including developmental coordination disorder, autism spectrum disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and cerebral palsy.

She maintains close links with the Paediatric Exercise Programs at the University of Western Australia, in particular the MiniGym and UniGym programs, remedial movement programs for children with a variety of conditions impacting on their movement.

Roles and responsibilities

Supervisor of honours, masters and doctoral studies related to child motor development, neuroimaging and neurodevelopmental disorders.

Research

Languages

English

Keywords

  • Cognitive neuroscience
  • Developmental neurology
  • Neurodevelopmental disorders
  • Movement disorders
  • Neuroimaging

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Projects 2010 2010

Research Output 2006 2019

  • 293 Citations
  • 10 h-Index
  • 27 Article
  • 2 Review article
  • 1 Editorial
  • 1 Doctoral Thesis

Editorial: DCD12

Piek, J. P., Licari, M., Hands, B. & Barnett, A. L., 1 Jan 2019, In : Research in Developmental Disabilities. 84, p. 1-2 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

Motor Skills Disorders
Self Concept
Exercise
Parents
Muscle Strength
1 Citations

Motor impairments in children: More than just the clumsy child

Spittle, A. J., FitzGerald, T., Mentiplay, B., Williams, J. & Licari, M., 1 Oct 2018, In : Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health. 54, 10, p. 1131-1135 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Motor Skills Disorders
Dual (Psychiatry) Diagnosis
International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health
Motor Skills
Early Diagnosis
3 Citations

The Relationship Between Motor Skills, Social Problems, and ADHD Symptomatology: Does It Vary According to Parent and Teacher Report?

Goulardins, J. B., Rigoli, D., Loh, P. R., Kane, R., Licari, M., Hands, B., Oliveira, J. A. & Piek, J., 1 Jun 2018, In : Journal of Attention Disorders. 22, 8, p. 796-805 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Motor Skills
Social Problems
Parents

Visual tracking behaviour of two-handed catching in boys with developmental coordination disorder

Licari, M. K., Reynolds, J. E., Tidman, S., Ndiaye, S., Sekaran, S. N., Reid, S. L. & Lay, B. S., 1 Dec 2018, In : Research in Developmental Disabilities. 83, p. 280-286 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Motor Skills Disorders
Smooth Pursuit
Learning Disorders