Physical education and perceptual motor training are the best ways to treat coordination disorder. Using a computer to take notes may help children who have trouble writing.
Children with developmental coordination disorder are three times more likely to be overweight than other children their age. Encouraging physical activity is important to prevent obesity.
How well a child does depends on the severity of the disorder. The disorder does not get worse over time. It usually continues into adulthood.
Call for an appointment with a health care provider if you are concerned about your child's development.
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