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Hemmati S, Amiri N, Solemani F, Dadkhah A. Comparison of Motor Skills in Children with Developmental Coordination Disorder and Normal Peers. Iranian Rehabilitation Journal. 2008; 6 (1) :5-12
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1- Pediatric Neuro-Rehabilitation Research Center, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
2- Pediatric Neurorehabilitation Research Center, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
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Objectives: Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) is a motor skill disorder which impacts upon a child, s ability to perform age-appropriate activity of daily living and academic performance. They have problems in gross & fine motors, their upper limb coordination are impaired, too. In this way, we decided to compare motors skills with BOTMP test in children with DCD and their normal peers.

Methods: In this study 30 children with DCD (age range is 6/5-8/5) have studied and compared with their normal peers. Bruininks-Oseretsky Test of Motor Proficiency (BOTMP) was used.

Results: The study showed Motor skills in DCD children are significantly poorer than their normal peers. (P<0/001) Gross motor, Fine motor skills and the upper limb coordination are significant impaired in DCD children.

Discussion: In the process of evaluation Children with DCD, standard instrument, like BOTMP can be used.BOTMP detected deficiency in gross & fine motor and other area like, upper limb coordination. We need accurate in formations for better treatment. BOTMP can be used in the process of evaluation for every DCD child, after that goals of treatment will be clearer.

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Received: 2008/07/10 | Accepted: 2008/08/20 | Published: 2008/09/1

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