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Editorial Volume 6 Issue 6

Developmental Coordination Disorder: A Misdiagnosed Disability

Nicola Leigh O’Kelly and Jean Veronica Fourie*

Educational Psychologists, Department of Educational Psychology, University of Johannesburg, South Africa

*Shared Authorship: Jean Veronica Fourie, Educational Psychologists, Department of Educational Psychology, University of Johannesburg, South Africa.

Received: March 28, 2023; Published: May 01, 2023

Abstract

Developmental coordination disorder (DCD) is a hidden, subtle, misdiagnosed, and misunderstood disability [1-3]. Previous terminology included ‘minimal cerebral palsy,’ ‘dyspraxia,’ ‘minimal brain dysfunction,’ and ‘clumsy child syndrome’ [4]. In 1994, the International Consensus Meeting on Children and Clumsiness’ was held in London, Canada where the term ‘developmental coordination disorder’ as used by the American Psychiatric Association, was accepted [5]. DCD is a neurodevelopmental motor disorder which affects five to six percent of children [4].

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Citation

Citation: Nicola Leigh O’Kelly and Jean Veronica Fourie. “Developmental Coordination Disorder: A Misdiagnosed Disability". Acta Scientific Paediatrics 6.6 (2023): 01-03.

Copyright

Copyright: © 2023 Nicola Leigh O’Kelly and Jean Veronica Fourie. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.




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