You just found out your child has
developmental coordination disorder (DCD). Having a diagnosis allows you to get the treatment your child needs to improve motor skills and coordination. It also paves the way for supports at school. But where do you start?
DCD is a neurodevelopmental disorder that impacts movement. It’s not a learning difference, but it can impact learning. It also often co-occurs with learning and thinking differences like dyslexia and ADHD. The motor challenges that come with DCD can make school tasks like writing or using a keyboard difficult. And it can keep kids from learning self-care routines like brushing teeth.
You can call or visit your local
Parent Training and Information Center (PTI) to learn about services near you. And connect with parents who’ve been there in the
Understood Community. Hearing their stories and tips could help make your experience easier—and remind you that you’re not alone on your journey.