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Abstract

A Child with developmental coordination disorder will have a higher incidence of movement difficulties and challenges to participate in activities of daily living. There is no exploration of the Gait pattern and the quality of movement exhibited by children’s of developmental coordination disorder in Tamilnadu context. Children's of age 5 to 10 years were included, and after baseline screening with Diagnostic and statistical manual for mental disorder-5 criteria, children were allowed for further examination. MABC-2 and DCDQ were used to screen and rate the movement skill. Of the total sample of 100, 80% exhibited difficulties in Gait initiation, progression and integration of motor skills. Results proved that sensory integration difficulties experienced by the children with DCD were not related to motor coordination. One hundred children included in the study experiences difficulties in participation with a peer group, awareness of body position sense, balance, and activity integration and planning. The current study concludes and adds evidence that each child with DCD is unique but presented with difficulties in gait initiation and integration.

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Developmental Coordination Disorder Sensory Integration Participation Gait Analysis

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Ganapathy Sankar U, & Monisha R. (2020). Evaluation of Gait and Quality of Movement Analysis in Children With Developmental Coordination Disorder. International Journal of Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences, 11(4), 6327-6331. https://doi.org/10.26452/ijrps.v11i4.3387

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