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Examines in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Essential Actions when Developmental Coordination Disorder is Suspected

  • Open or CloseLisa Dannemiller*

    University of Colorado Physical Therapy Program, USA

    *Corresponding author: Lisa Dannemiller, University of Colorado Physical Therapy Program, USA

Submission: August 02, 2021; Published: August 17, 2021

DOI: 10.31031/EPMR.2020.03.000563

ISSN: 2637-7934
Volume 3 Issue 3


Developmental coordination disorder (DCD) is a common childhood condition, impacting 5-6% of school-aged children. A high percentage of physicians are not familiar with DCD, which is outlined in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th edition (DSM-5). A physical therapist’s experience with both the literature and the clinical presentation of DCD is offered to guide physiatrists with 6 essential actions in the collaborative efforts necessary for the management of individuals with DCD.

Keywords: Pediatricians; Physiatrist; Motor coordination; Diagnostic

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