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Dimitra Koutsouki

Scientific discipline
Special Physical Education (Adapted Physical Activity)

- Introduction to Adapted Physical Education
- Developmental Disorders - Teaching Practice in Special Schools
- Physical and Sensory Disabilities - Teaching Practice in Special Schools
-Screening Motor Disorders and Early Intervention
-Growth and Motor Development

Research interests
-Cognitive and Motor Development. Developmental disorders. Early identification and intervention.
Physical, Motor and Cognitive Assessment and prescription in normal and special populations.
-Adapted Physical Activity, integration, inclusion.

-(1978) Bachelor of Science, Western Michigan University, U.S.A. Graduation with honour.
-(1979) Master of Arts in Physical Education & Developmental Psychology, Western Michigan University. U.S.A.
-(1986) Doctor of Philosophy in Developmental and Special Physical Education, University of Alberta, Canada. 
-(1988) Post-Doc Studies in “standardization and theoretical construction of Cognitive Assessment System, (Das, J.P. & Naglieri, J.A.)”, as a post-doctorate research associate at the University of Alberta, Canada. 

Indicative Publications

  1. Asonitou, K. & Koutsouki, D. (in press). Cognitive process-based subtypes of Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD). Human Movement Science.
  2. Chrysagis, N., Skordilis, E.K., & Koutsouki, D. (2014).Validity and Clinical Utility of Functional Assessments in Children With Cerebral Palsy. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 95, 369–374.
  3. Koutsouki, D., & Asonitou, K. (2015). Cognitive processes in children with Developmental Coordination Disorder. In Papadopoulos, T. C., Parrila, R. K., & Kirby, J. R. (Eds),Cognition, intelligence, and achievement: A tribute to J. P. Das (pp. 267-289). San Diego, CA: Academic Press, ISBN: 978-0-12-410388-7.
  4. Asonitou, K., Tsiganos, G., Kourtessis, T., Strofylla, G, & Koutsouki, D. (2014). Assessment of Cognitive Abilities in Preschool Children with and without Developmental Coordination Disorder, International Journal for Cross-Disciplinary Subjects in Education (IJCDSE), 5, 1571-1576.
  5. Tsiganos, Ch., Chrysagis, N., Nikopoulos, M., & Koutsouki, D. (2013). Static bicycle training with adolescents with cerebral palsy. Biology of Exercise, 9 (1), 31-43.
  6. Chrysagis, N., Skordilis, E.K., Tsiganos, G. & Koutsouki, D. (2013). Validity evidence of the Lateral Step Up (LSU) test for adolescents with spastic cerebral palsy. Disability and Rehabilitation, 35, 875-880.
  7. Asonitou, Κ., Koutsouki, D., Kourtessis, T., Charitou, S. (2012). Motor and cognitive performance differences between children with and without developmental coordination disorder (DCD). Research in developmental disabilities, 33(4), 996-1005.
  8. Chrysagis N., Skordilis K. E., Stavrou N., Grammatopoulou E., Koutsouki D. (2012). The effect of treadmill training on gross motor function and walking speed in ambulatory adolescents with cerebral palsy: a randomized controlled trial. American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 91(9), 747-760.
  9. Kalyvas, V. A., Koutsouki, D., Skordilis, E.K. (2011). Attitudes of Greek Physical Education students towards participation in a Disability-Infusion Curriculum. Education Research Journal, 1(2), 24- 30.
  10. Grammatopoulou, E., Skordilis, E.K., Stavrou, N., Myrianthefs, P., Karteroliotis, K., Baltopoulos, G., & Koutsouki, D. (2011). The effect of physiotherapy-based breathing retraining on asthma control. Journal of Asthma, 48, 6, 593-601.