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Clumsy children. Primer on developmental coordination disorder

A M Fox, B Lent
Canadian Family Physician M├ędecin de Famille Canadien 1996, 42: 1965-71
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The common assumption that children "grow out of" clumsiness is not supported by studies carried out over the last 15 years. About 6% of children lack the motor coordination to perform age-appropriate tasks. Greater awareness of this developmental coordination disorder will improve the rate of identification. Family physicians should incorporate questions about motor skills into their assessments of preschool children.

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