Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) / Developmental Dyspraxia


Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD), also known as Developmental Dyspraxia, is characterized as a deficit in coordination, planning and learning of movements. The symptoms can be observed both in whole body movements, such as poor balance, and in finer movements, such as problems with handwriting and using a knife and fork. About 5-6% of school-aged children are diagnosed with DCD.

A case study of a child with DCD by by Dr. Michael Graziano (Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at Princeton): "An inconvenient child