Developmental Coordination Disorder and its Consequences

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John Cairney
University of Toronto Press, Jan 1, 2015 - Apraxia - 292 pages

Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) is a neuro-developmental disorder that affects one in every twenty children. Children with DCD have problems with motor coordination that make everyday tasks such as active play, writing, eating, and dressing difficult and frustrating. Despite how common this health condition is, DCD is often misunderstood and frequently goes undiagnosed.

In Developmental Coordination Disorder and its Consequences, international experts on DCD from several disciplines present the latest evidence on the diagnosis, consequences, and neuropsychological underpinnings of the disorder. With chapters covering consequences related to mental health, social functioning, and physical health and activity, this collection is the most comprehensive volume to cover the health and social consequences of DCD in children. Clearly written, it will be of interest to parents, teachers, and physicians interested in this disorder.

 

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Contents

Personal Social Physical and Mental Health Consequences
31
Identification and Methodological Challenges
167
Intervention and Reflections on the Future
213
Contributors
266
Index
268
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John Cairney is the McMaster Family Medicine Professor in Child Health Research and a professor in the Departments of Family Medicine, Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences, and Kinesiology at McMaster University.

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