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Editorial: Current perspectives on Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD)

Wilmut, Kate, Williams, Jacqueline and Purcell, Catherine ORCID: 2022. Editorial: Current perspectives on Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD). Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 16 , 837548. 10.3389/fnhum.2022.837548

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Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) occurs in approximately 5% of children (Blank et al., 2019) and describes a condition in which motor coordination is below the level expected given a child's age and opportunity for learning (APA, 2013). Children with DCD display motor difficulties which persist into adulthood and cannot be better explained by a medical or neurological condition (APA, 2013). The difficulties that individuals with DCD experience have a significant impact on activities of daily living, scholastic achievement, inter-personal relationships, and employment (Kirby et al., 2010). In addition, secondary consequences of DCD include higher anxiety (Harris et al., 2021), poorer levels of physical fitness (Schott et al., 2007) and negative self-perceptions (Piek et al., 2006). Despite significant growth in research into DCD over the last four decades, and international clinical practice guidelines being released (Blank et al., 2019), there are still pending questions regarding etiology, the influences of co-occurrence, movement behavior and ways in which change can be promoted. This Research Topic aimed to capture the breadth of the recent focus of research into DCD.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Healthcare Sciences
Publisher: Frontiers Media
ISSN: 1662-5161
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 10 March 2022
Date of Acceptance: 19 January 2022
Last Modified: 15 May 2023 15:31

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