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Developmental Coordination Disorder And ADHD Link

By Brad On April 6, 2011 No Comments

Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) affects as many as 6% of all children causing them to be uncoordinated and have no refined motor skills.

According to Dr. Orit Bart at Tel Aviv University’s Stanley Steyer School of Health Professions, about half of kids with ADHD also have DCD.

According to Dr. Bart “DCD kids are often described as clumsy. Because they’re usually of average to above-average intelligence, their disorder is rarely considered grave”, however she cautions that, “she cautions that the disorder can have a profound effect throughout their lives.”

We all know how cruel kids can be, usually without being able to understand the effects their harsh words can have. Kids will make fun of other kids who are “different”; and being uncoordinated and clumsy make kids with DCD easy targets.

And of course these kids may end up being ostracized, and lonely and have many social and emotional scars because

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