Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD)

“DCD occurs when a delay in the development of motor skills, or difficulty coordinating movements, results in a child being unable to perform common, everyday tasks. By definition, children with DCD do not have an identifiable medical or neurological condition that explains their coordination problems.” (www.canchild.com)

Children with DCD may be described as “clumsy” or “awkward” and may present with difficulties including the following:

  • Maintaining balance
  • Being able to quickly change their movement in new situations
  • Moving their bodies accurately and efficiently
  • Learning new movements
  • Predicting the outcome of their movements
  • Finding and using solutions to motor task challenges
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