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The brains of children with developmental coordination disorder

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First they were dismissed as ‘clumsy children’, then we called them ‘dyspraxic’, now the preferred terminology is developmental coordination disorder (DCD). We see children with these problems frequently, but are they just one end of a spectrum of normality, or do they have a definable neuropathological condition?

There has been much research coming from diverse areas, and now a multinational team have put it all together in a comprehensive systematic review (Wilson P, et al. Dev Med Child Neuro 2017. doi: 10.1111/dmcn.13530). They limited themselves to …

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