Coordination disorder, also known as developmental coordination disorder (DCD), is a neurological condition that affects the ability to plan and coordinate movements. It is a lifelong condition that affects both children and adults, and can interfere with daily activities and impact social and emotional well-being.
The exact cause of coordination disorder is unknown, but it is believed to be related to abnormalities in brain development or function. It may also be related to genetic factors or environmental factors such as premature birth, low birth weight, or prenatal exposure to alcohol or drugs.
Symptoms of coordination disorder may include:
Difficulty with basic motor skills, such as walking, running, jumping, and catching or throwing a ball
Delayed acquisition of motor skills, such as crawling or walking
Clumsiness or awkward movements
Difficulty with fine motor skills, such as writing, drawing, or using utensils
Poor balance and coordination
Difficulty with spatial awareness and perception
Difficulty with planning and organizing movements
Difficulty with multitasking or performing multiple movements at once