Resources to Share with Physicians

Some children show characteristics that are typical of children who have developmental coordination disorder (DCD). Parents may wish to share reports that they get from occupational or physical therapists with their physician and to ask more about DCD.

Some primary care physicians are less familiar with DCD. Here are a few resources that many physicians have found to be helpful:

An online workshop designed to educate and support parents of children with DCD:

A very brief flyer for physicians that describes children who have DCD:

A short flyer that outlines the role of the physician in recognizing and diagnosing DCD:

A teaching case report published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (August, 2006) called, “Why every office needs a tennis ball”:

A website developed to educate primary care physicians about DCD: