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Activities for Daily Living and Children with DCD

8th December, 2015

[Source:  Physical Therapy via Your Therapy Source]
Physical Therapy published research on the differences between 25 children with developmental coordination disorder (DCD) and 25 of their peers with typical development for activities of daily living (ADL) performance, learning, and participation, and the predictive values of these aspects.
All of the children’s parents completed the DCD Daily-Q. The DCD Daily-Q is a 23 item questionnaire regarding a child’s ability to complete fine motor activities, self-care and self-maintenance skills and gross motor playing activities.  It includes tasks such as buttering a sandwich,
cutting a sandwich, pouring juice, opening a wrapper/package, coloring a picture, writing, playing hopscotch, jumping rope and eye hand coordination skills.  The results indicated the following:
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