This topic has introduced you to some of the key motor developmental milestones, and discussed some of the issues relating to the delay or disorder of attaining motor skills. Contrary to the widely accepted belief that children with DCD will outgrow their problems, studies have demonstrated that children may acquire certain skills with extra practice but new motor skills may still be problematic. Children with DCD require early intervention to help them learn strategies to compensate for their coordination difficulties, to feel better about themselves as individuals, and to prevent other secondary issues from developing.
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