Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) Assessment & Treatment

DCD assessmentChildren with Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) can have difficulty in undertaking tasks that involve the coordinated movements of large and small muscle groups. For example, pre-writing and writing exercises, tracing, model making, craft activities, fastening zips and buttons and undertaking gross motor skills such as riding a bike, ball skills, gym work and balance exercises.

Developmental Coordination Disorder is a diagnosis made if children do not demonstrate normal motor coordination, according to expected milestones. This diagnosis is made between the ages of four and 11 and is therefore impacted by school attendance and ability comparisons.

The disorder can lead to a reduction in self-confidence and reluctance to participate in some activities, where comparisons can be made with others within a school setting.

We aim to both increase a child’s confidence and performance accuracy, through a thorough assessment process and the devising of tailored and progressive programmes issued for parents, school and therapist to undertake with the child. We consider it imperative for each child to receive an individualised developmental programme, in order to accommodate the psychological impact of the condition and to ensure a confident and competent individual, at the end of intervention.

We offer a comprehensive assessment, treatment and monitoring process for children with a DCD diagnosis.