March 22 - DCD and ADHD.doc

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Physical Education, Recreation and Leisure Studies
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Joel Edwards

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March 22ADD and DCDLearning ObjectivesDefine Developmental Coordination Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactive DisorderDescribe the physical and affective characteristics of individuals with DCDOutline the process for diagnosis of both DCD and ADHDDescribe the importance of Physical Activity for individuals with DCD and ADHDWhat is Developmental Coordination Disorder DCDoccurs when individuals exhibit a delay in the development of their motor skills or difficulty coordinating movement leading to challenges or the inability to complete certain everyday activitiesWhat is DCDAka Dyspraxia or clumsy child syndrome physical awkwardnessAffects 56of school aged childrenDiagnosis more common in boys than girlsCommon Myths About Children with DCD1They will outgrow their clumsiness2DCD only affects their motor skills and motor domain3Individuals with DCD are lazy and unmotivatedWhy is a diagnosis of DCD more common in boys than in girls
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