Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD)

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“Developmental co-ordination disorder (DCD), also known as dyspraxia, is a condition affecting physical co-ordination. It causes a child to perform less well than expected in daily activities for their age, and appear to move clumsily.” (NHS, 2020)

More information on this condition, how it may present and where to go for help can be found on the following websites:

Developmental Coordination Disorder – Related Conditons

NHS Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) information page

Essex Child and Family Wellbeing Service – Information on Developmental Co-ordination Disorder

For ideas on how schools and nurseries can help develop a child’s movement and coordination skills, please click here

Activities which may help with general balance and coordinationc can be found below:

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