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Developmental coordination disorder

  • Definition

    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 disorder of written expression.