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05 April 2011

Clumsy kids who don't grow out of it

Up to 6% of children suffer from Developmental Coordination Disorder, a condition characterised by a lack of refined motor skills.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD, is widely recognised by the medical community, and there are a number of therapies in place. But as many as 6% of all children suffer from the less familiar Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD). Demonstrating a lack of refined motor skills, children with DCD tend to have a more difficult time playing sports and staying organised at school. They appear to be uncoordinated, and many parents think they'll grow out of it. But research shows that may not be true.

Results can be crippling

 
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