Developmental coordination disorder is a childhood disorder that leads to poor coordination and clumsiness.
Causes, incidence, and risk factors
About 6% of school-age children have some kind of developmental coordination disorder. Children with this disorder may:
- Have trouble holding objects
- Have an unsteady walk
- Run into other children
- Trip over their own feet
Developmental coordination disorder may occur alone or with other learning disorders, such as communication disorders or
Review Date: 11/02/2010
Reviewed By: Jennifer K. Mannheim, ARNP, Medical Staff, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health, Seattle Childrenâs Hospital. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.