Irissa Le

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Honors Thesis


Development Coordination Disorder (DCD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects the performance of common, everyday tasks in children due to a delay in the development of motor skills. Oftentimes, parents of these children express concern about the limited number of resources available. To further understand what kind of support children with DCD may need, questionnaire responses of parents with DCD children in the US were documented. A survey was prepared through a survey software program called QuestionPro for the parents participating in Impact for DCD – USA. In total, there were 217 surveys completed. It was found that most children with DCD were also diagnosed with co-occurring conditions, including verbal dyspraxia, ADHD, and anxiety. Additionally, the majority of the children were not attending therapy for their movement difficulties. More awareness and funding are needed to advance the development and performance of children with DCD, physically and emotionally.

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