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Ready Reckoner: Fact Sheet for Educators and Parents part 2 - Developmental Coordination Disorder

Students with developmental coordination disorder finds it hard to do physical activities and tasks. It can cause trouble with coordination too. Students may struggle with fine motor skill such as handwriting or tasks such as tying shoes. Others may struggle in gross motor skills such as running or kicking a ball.

Point to note: This disorder isn’t a problem of intelligence, lack of maturity or being lazy.

Trouble Areas to look out for:

1. Coordination and Balance

2. Handwriting, Typing and Balance

3. Tying shoes

4. Using scissors and utensils

5. Dropping or bumping into things

6. Daily tasks such as brushing teeth, dressing up

7. Driving

8. Riding bike and playing sports

How to Troubleshoot:

1. Activities to hone motor skills like dancing, cooking, making puzzle

2. Therapy to improve balance, strength and fine motor skill

3. Voice-to text app if handwriting or typing are severe issues

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