A Handbook of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in the Interdisciplinary Perspective

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a genetic and neurological condition that compromises the academic performance of children. From an educational context, knowledge about the ...
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Developmental Coordination Disorders

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Amanda Kirby

Abstract

Developmental coordination disorder (DCD) is defined on the basis of a failure of the acquisition of skills in both gross and fine movements, which is not explicable on the basis of impaired general learning and similar exposure to opportunity to gain motor skills as their peers. Increasing interest in these children, in academic research and in clinical and educational practice, has focused on the need not only for early identification. As so, the aim of this chapter was to make a short review of the literature, highlighting the importance of definition, the diagnostic´s criteria (identification and classification) and the intervention.

Keywords:

ADHD, Genes, Genotype, Heredity, Phenotype.

Affiliation:

University of South Wales, Caerleon, Wales, UK.