29 November 2010
New research has found children with developmental co-ordination disorder (DCD) previously known as dyspraxia have an increased risk of difficulties in attention, reading, short-term memory and social skills.
The study The association between developmental coordination disorder and other development traits by academics at the University of Bristol’s Centre for Child and Adolescent Health is published in the current issue of Pediatrics.
Previous clinic-based samples have shown an overlap between developmental co-ordination disorder, ADHD, autism, and dyslexia. However, there has been limited population-based work on the association of DCD with other developmental traits that account for potential confounding factors.
Researchers from Bristol explored the association between DCD and attention, language, social skills and academic ability in nearly 7,000 children aged between of seven and a half and nine years from the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC). Further details on news 2010.