RESOURCES

Here is a curated selection of resources including web pages, YouTube videos, and books that we have found useful. 

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WEBSITES

CanChild

 

This is a great resource to explore to learn about DCD, with online workshops and printable resources to share with educators, coaches and therapists. 

 

www.canchild.ca/en/diagnoses/developmental-coordination-disorder

 

Understood

 

Search for Developmental Coordination Disorder to access easy-to-read articles about DCD and the ways it impacts children at various stages of their development.  Also includes short video tutorials to help kids with common challenging motor tasks.

 

www.understood.org

 

Move Grow Engage

 

The work being done to at the University of Notre Dame in Western Australia to help children with DCD.

 

www.movegrowengage.com.au

 

Kid Sense Child Development

 

https://childdevelopment.com.au/areas-of-concern/diagnoses/developmental-coordination-disorder-dcd/

BOOKS

Developmental Coordination Disorder and Its Consequences

(Edited by John Cairney, 2015, University of Toronto Press, Toronto)

 

https://www.amazon.ca/Developmental-Coordination-Disorder-its-Consequences/dp/1442626747

 

This is a collection of academic papers addressing the personal, social, physical and mental health consequences of DCD. 

 

 

100 Ideas for Supporting Pupils with Dyspraxia and DCD

(Amanda Kirby and Lynne Peters, 2007, Bloomsbury Education, London)

 

https://www.amazon.ca/100-Ideas-Supporting-Pupils-Dyspraxia/dp/0826494404

 

One idea per page to offer suggestions of support for children in the pre-school, primary and secondary school stages of life. 

 

 

Differently Wired.  Raising an Exceptional Child in a Conventional World

(Deborah Reber, 2018, Workman Publishing, New York)

 

https://www.amazon.ca/Differently-Wired-Raising-Exceptional-Conventional/dp/1523502126

 

https://tiltparenting.com/differently-wired-book/

 

This book is written by Deborah Reber, founder of TiLT Parenting, and offers support and advice for parents raising neuro-diverse children.  While it does not directly mention DCD, I personally found this book very useful. 

MEDIA

Quality of Life in Children with DCD

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enqglMbZ7H4

 

What is Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD)?

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nzOZnS4xdqo

 

DCD in Secondary School:  Let’s MATCH for Success

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qRP0CJgyMg

RESEARCH STUDIES

impACT for DCD

 

Conducted in Australia, impACT for DCD was the largest survey of its kind conducted to identify challenges faced by children with DCD and their families across five (5) domains:  diagnosis, activity and participation, education, therapy, and social and emotional health.  At the link below, you can download a 2 page summary of the findings, or read the full 60 page report. 

 

https://dcdaustralia.org.au/impact-for-dcd-initiative/

ARTICLES WRITTEN BY PARENTS

Bluefooted:  The Flight Path of the Uncoordinated Life - Juliet Waters

 

http://carte-blanche.org/articles/bluefooted-the-flight-path-of-the-uncoordinated-life/

 

Why Haven’t We Heard of Dyspraxia? - Gia Miller

 

https://www.parents.com/kids/development/learning-disabilities/why-havent-we-heard-of-dyspraxia/

 

Pug Diaries - The Devil is in the Detail - Dumbing Down Dyspraxia - Yorkie007

 

https://yorkie007.wordpress.com/2015/06/28/pug-diaries-the-devil-is-in-the-detail-dumbing-down-dyspraxia/

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