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CLUMSINESS, A SIMPLE GUIDE TO THE CONDITION,

DIAGNOSIS, TREATMENT AND RELATED CONDITIONS



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Clumsiness, a Developmental coordination disorder is a medical childhood disorder that produces poor coordination and clumsiness.About 6-8 % of children seem to be developing in the normal way but have difficulties with coordination and with learning new skills which involves their function and involvement at home, at school and in the playground.The underlying cause for the movement problems children with DCD have is linked to abnormal brain development that influences the way in which the brain produces connections (internal models) between different components of the brain when learning a new skill.This in turn forces the childs capability to use data from the senses to prepare, adjust and control their movements.DCD influences fine and gross motor abilities, balance and posture, basic motor patterns (walking, running, jumping) and especially skilled action that need practice, managing, attention and working memory (ball skills, drawing and handwriting, sport skills).Children with this disorder may:1. Have trouble holding objects2. Have an unsteady walk3. Run into other children4. Trip over their own feetSome frequent symptoms are:1. Clumsiness2. Delays in sitting up, crawling, and walking3. Difficulties with sucking and swallowing during first year of life4. Difficulties with gross motor coordinationDSM 5 manual diagnostic criteriaA. Motor performance that is considerably below expected levels, given the persons chronologic age and previous opportunities for skill acquisition.The poor motor performance may present as:1. Coordination problems,a. Poor balance,b. Clumsiness,c. Dropping or bumping into things;2. Marked delays in achieving developmental motor milestonesa. Walking,b. Crawling,c. Sitting3. In the acquisition of basic motor skillsB. The coordination disturbance considerably and persistently affects activities of daily living or academic achievementC. Onset of symptoms is in the early developmental period.TreatmentPhysical education and perceptual motor training (combining movement with tasks that need thinking, like math or reading) are the best methods to treat coordination disorder.To learn a motor skill takes practice along with perseverance and an ability to tolerate failure.Parents and teachers are best placed to encourage repeated practice as part of everyday lifeTABLE OF CONTENTIntroductionChapter 1 Clumsiness, A Development Co-ordination DisorderChapter 2 CausesChapter 3 SymptomsChapter 4 DiagnosisChapter 5 TreatmentChapter 6 PrognosisChapter 7 ADHDChapter 8 ODDEpilogue

Detalhes do Produto

    • Formato:  ePub
    • Subtítulo:  DIAGNOSIS, TREATMENT AND RELATED CONDITIONS
    • Origem:  IMPORTADO
    • Editora: KOBO EDITIONS
    • Assunto: Neurologia
    • Idioma: INGLÊS
    • Ano de Edição: 2017
    • Ano:  2017
    • País de Produção: Canada
    • Código de Barras:  2001074560887
    • ISBN:  9781370537105

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