Symptoms & Signs
Children with developmental coordination disorder have difficulties with motor coordination compared to other children the same age. Some common symptoms include:
- Delays in sitting up, crawling, and walking
- Problems with sucking and swallowing during first year of life
- Problems with gross motor coordination (for example, jumping, hopping, or standing on one foot)
- Problems with fine motor coordination (for example, writing, using scissors, tying shoelaces, or tapping one finger to another)
Diagnosis & Tests
Physical causes and other types of learning disabilities must be ruled out before the diagnosis can be confirmed.
Developmental coordination disorder : Overview, Causes, & Risk Factors
Developmental coordination disorder : Symptoms & Signs, Diagnosis & Tests
Developmental coordination disorder : Treatment
Review Date : 10/18/2008
Reviewed By : Jennifer K. Mannheim, CPNP, private practice, Seattle, Washington. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.
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