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Participation restriction in sports and academic activities, which results from difficulties in performing all the activities of daily living in children with DCD. We aim to analyze the effects of cognitive orientation on occupational performance using COOP approach and to examine the transfer skills exhibited by children with DCD. Pre and post test design is adapted in the current study. Total of 8 girls aged 5-10 years were included in the study. Children participated in 12 COOP sessions at least twice a week and a trial session is delivered to all the children participated in the study, in order to gain orientation towards the protocol adapted in the study. COOP measure and performance quality rating scale were used as a outcome measure and in the perspectives of the evaluator all the children had attained a statistically and clinically significant improvement and 5 girls were able to transfer the learnt skill in many tasks which is new. This study adds evidence that COOP approach can be implemented in all the pediatric therapy centers in India.


Child DCD Motor skill defect occupational therapy cognitive therapy

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Ganapathy Sankar U, & Monisha R. (2020). Efficacy of the Cognitive Orientation to Daily Occupational Performance in Indian Children With Developmental Coordination Disorder. International Journal of Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences, 11(4), 6473-6477.