Developmental Coordination Disorder: Definition, Symptoms & Causes


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Young children with developmental coordination disorder may initially present as being _____.

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1. Your patient's mother is devastated as the physician delivers the developmental coordination disorder diagnosis to her son. She became especially upset when the physician mentioned that there was no _____ for this disease.

2. During a regular well-child checkup visit at the doctor's office, you notice that the child has difficulty effectively playing with the toys in the waiting room. As a result, the child becomes frustrated and withdraws. During the actual appointment, you assess for developmental coordination disorder by _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and its attached worksheet help you measure your knowledge of developmental coordination disorder. You will need to explain some of the symptoms and available treatments for this disorder.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Answer these questions to find out what you know about:

  • The methods used to diagnose developmental coordination disorder
  • Common early symptoms of developmental coordination disorder
  • Examples of helpful devices and aids for children with this disorder

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about developmental coordination disorder in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the term given to age-appropriate achievements children are expected to meet
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about ways to diagnose and mitigate the symptoms of this disorder

Additional Learning

For more information about this condition, read the lesson titled Developmental Coordination Disorder: Definition, Symptoms & Causes. You will learn about:

  • Irregular gait
  • Other conditions that often accompany developmental coordination disorder
  • Definition of developmental coordination disorder