Priscila Tamplain, PhD, is an associate professor in the department of kinesiology and the director of the Developmental Motor Cognition Lab at the University of Texas at Arlington. She holds a BS and an MS in kinesiology from the Federal University of Parana, and a PhD in motor neuroscience from Texas A&M University. Her research focuses on assessment, mechanisms, and interventions in typical and atypical development, with a particular focus on children with developmental coordination disorder (DCD).
Tamplain founded the Little Mavs Movement Academy, a group intervention program for children with motor difficulties. She has been the recipient of the Lolas E. Halverson Motor Development Young Investigator Award, a distinction given in recognition of outstanding contributions to research in motor development and learning; and NASPSPA’s Early Career Distinguished Scholar Award for outstanding achievement of scholars who are still in the early stage of their scientific careers.