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Many children present with severe coordination problems which negatively impact their ability to successfully participate in school and recreation activities with their peers and complete age appropriate functional activities of daily living. This not only causes frustration for these children but also for their families and therapists who work with them. This course will review current theories regarding the causes of DCD. Additionally, epidemiology, risk factors and diagnostic criteria will also be discussed. General characteristics of children diagnosed with DCD will also be reviewed, including long term prognosis without intervention.
Bob Barnhart is a Professor and the Director Physical Therapy program at Concordia University Wisconsin. He received his PT degree from Emory University (1979), his MS from the University of Tennessee Knoxville (1992), and his ScDPT from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (2006). He was a board certified pediatric physical therapist (PCS 1997,…