Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD)

Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) is a motor disorder that impairs everyday fine and/or gross motor movements, such as navigating stairs, getting dressed (e.g., doing up laces), handwriting, and typing. DCD can also impair speech if oral motor functioning is delayed.

Children with DCD are often described as “clumsy” or “awkward” in their motor movements. They commonly bump into things or drop things frequently. An alternate term for Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) is dyspraxia. Although sometimes considered a “motor-based Learning Disability,” it is a separate disorder.

50% of children diagnosed with ADHD are also diagnosed with DCD, while 5-6% of all children have DCD.
DCD is also common in children with Learning Disabilities and language disorders

Resources: A great resource for more information on DCD is CanChild by McMaster University