To study developmental coordination disorder in school going children in Loni
Samiksha Rajesh Tawade, Dr. Deepali N Hande, Dr. Nilashri Naik
Developmental coordination disorder (DCD) is defined as a condition with significant impairment in the development of motor coordination, which interferes with academic achievement and/or activities of daily living (ADL). Developmental coordination disorder appears to be a common disorder of childhood and is usually recognized in children between 6 years to 12 years of age. But due to lack of awareness about DCD in parents in rural area, this condition is undiagnosed in most of the rural areas. The Developmental Coordination Disorder Questionnaire (DCDQ) is a parent report measure and it is developed to assist early identification of Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) in children. Early diagnosis is necessary for better management of DCD, hence this study was undertaken to know the prevalence of DCD so as to create awareness among the people because many children having coordination disorder may go unnoticed. The objective of the study isto study the prevalence of developmental coordination disorder in school going children and its gender wise distribution.100 participants from Ahilyabai Holkar Madhyamik Vidyalaya, Loni were selected randomly. They were between 5 years to 15 years of age. Developmental Coordination Disorder Questionnaire (DCDQ) was filled by the parents of the children. Then the data was collected and analyzed. Data was analyzedusing Chi square test. The value of Chi Square test was 2.205, d.f:1 and P:<0.13, statistically not significant. The study concluded that there was 30% of prevalence of indication or suspects of developmental coordination disorder in school going children in Loni and among those participants; boys were having more prevalence of DCD than girls.