Physical education and perceptual motor training are the best approaches for treating coordination disorder.
How well a child does depends on the severity of the disorder. The disorder does not get worse over time. It usually continues into adulthood.
- Learning problems
- Low self-esteem resulting from poor ability at sports and teasing by other children
- Repeated injuries
- Weight gain as a result of not wanting to participate in physical activities (such as sports)
Calling Your Health Care Provider
Call for an appointment with a health care provider if you are concerned about your child’s development.
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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