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Honors Thesis


A child’s achievement of motor milestones could result in later motor problems in children with Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD). This study aimed to explore potential associations between early and later motor problems and demographic characteristics (such as race/ethnicity) in children with DCD. One hundred and thirteen parents/caregivers of children aged between 5 to 18 years with motor difficulties were asked to answer an online survey about early motor milestones, demographics, and current motor problems of children. The proper distribution for minority groups could not be found due to the sample being self-selected, however the focus was shifted to the achievement of ten developmental motor milestones. The results indicated that over 90% of children were suspect for DCD, but most children were “on time” for the achievement of motor milestones. With motor milestones utilized as the primary marker for early development by pediatricians, the findings questioned the validity of the 10 motor milestones.

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