Coordination Difficulties

Coordination Difficulties

Coordination difficulties can impact on a child/young person’s daily life skills such as handwriting, using cutlery, riding bike and personal care. At Yes@ Areté Learning Trust we follow a research based approach and recommend that key skills should be focused on. We also support the inclusion of students in a range of activities which develop basic coordination skills of balance, core strength and agility.

YES@ Areté Learning Trust is able to help to develop a good understanding of how to support an individual student.

Developmental Co-ordination Disorder (DCD), also known as Dyspraxia in the

UK, is a common disorder affecting fine or gross motor co-ordination in children and adults. This lifelong condition is formally recognised by international organisations including the World Health Organisation.

  • DCD occurs across the range of intellectual abilities
  • Individuals may vary in how their difficulties present
  • Difficulties may change over time depending on environmental demands and life experience
  • An individual’s co-ordination difficulties may affect participation and functioning of everyday life skills in education, work and employment
  • Children may present with difficulties with self-care, writing, typing, riding a bike and play as well as other educational and recreational activities
  • In adulthood many of these difficulties will continue, as well as learning new skills at home, in education and work, such as driving a car and DIY.
  • There may be a range of co-occurring difficulties which can also have serious negative impacts on daily life including social and emotional difficulties as well as problems with time management, planning and personal organisation and these may also affect an adult’s education or employment experiences

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