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Archivos argentinos de pediatría

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BARRA CABELLO, Lisseth. Diagnostic challenge and importance of the clinical approach of the Developmental Coordination Disorder. Arch. argent. pediatr. [online]. 2019, vol.117, n.3, pp.199-204. ISSN 0325-0075.

The developmental coordination disorder is a common neurodevelopmental condition about which health professionals know very little. Consequently, children often go undiagnosed and are rarely treated. An updated synthesis of the topic is presented to provide recommendations for the diagnosis and treatment from the perspective of the clinician and from a public health approach. Theories explaining motor difficulties present in this disorder are briefly included. Clinical features and reasons rendering the diagnosis difficult are described as follows. Some of the existing recommendations are underscored and tools that could be used for the evaluation are described. Finally, treatment approaches for these children are determined considering that the disorder affects not only the child's motor performance, but also his or her academic, social and emotional performance and even his or her physical health.

Keywords : Developmental coordination disorder; Dyspraxia; Child; Diagnosis; Treatment.

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