Developmental Coordination Disorder and its Consequences

Developmental Coordination Disorder and its Consequences

by John Cairney (Editor)


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Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) is a neuro-developmental disorder that affects one in every twenty children. Children with DCD have problems with motor coordination that make everyday tasks such as active play, writing, eating, and dressing difficult and frustrating. Despite how common this health condition is, DCD is often misunderstood and frequently goes undiagnosed.

In Developmental Coordination Disorder and its Consequences, international experts on DCD from several disciplines present the latest evidence on the diagnosis, consequences, and neuropsychological underpinnings of the disorder. With chapters covering consequences related to mental health, social functioning, and physical health and activity, this collection is the most comprehensive volume to cover the health and social consequences of DCD in children. Clearly written, it will be of interest to parents, teachers, and physicians interested in this disorder.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781442626744
Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
Publication date: 01/19/2015
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 449,243
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.85(d)

About the Author

John Cairney is the McMaster Family Medicine Professor in Child Health Research and a professor in the Departments of Family Medicine, Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences, and Kinesiology at McMaster University.

Table of Contents

Section One: Introduction

1. Developmental Coordination Disorder and Its Consequences: An Introduction to the Problem (John Cairney)

Section Two: Personal, Social, Physical and Mental Health Consequences

2. Developmental Coordination Disorder and Participation (Batya Engel-Yeger)

3. DCD, Physical Activity and Physical Health: Results from the PHAST Project (John Cairney)

4. Psychosocial and Behavioral Problems in Children with DCD (Jan P. Piek & Daniela Rigoli)

5. Neurocognitive Processing Deficits in Children with DCD (Peter H. Wilson)

Section Three: Identification and Methodological Challenges

6. Screening for Developmental Coordination Disorder in School Age Children (Marina M. Schoemaker & Brenda N. Wilson)

7. Methodological Issues in Field-Based DCD Research: Case Identification and Study Design (Scott Veldhuizen & John Cairney)

Section Four: Intervention and Reflections on the Future

8. Strategic Management of Children with Developmental Coordination Disorder (Cheryl Missiuna, Helene J. Polatajko & Nancy Pollock)

9. Final Reflections (John Cairney)

What People are Saying About This

Janice Causgrove Dunn

“Edited by a leading researcher into DCD, Developmental Coordination Disorder and its Consequences is well written and highly readable. Many of its chapters introduce new findings, new theories, and new models of service delivery, challenging researchers to think and act differently and to push the field in new directions.”

Susan Harris

Developmental Coordination Disorder and its Consequences is an excellent contribution to our knowledge and understanding of DCD.”

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