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. (Please see our Resources & Support page for more information)
This project aims to better characterize DCD. We have collected responses from over 200 affected families, and we are currently analyzing the data.
NEW: We now have our report "Divergent Development in Dyspraxic Children: Part I and Part II" available on our website. Please check our Publications to read the synopsis and full report.