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.
March 28, 2023; Published: May 01, 2023
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’ . 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 . DCD is a neurodevelopmental motor disorder which affects five to six percent of children .
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