Poor Motor Skills & ADHD – 6 Refernce Points

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An informative open access article that discusses poor motor skill ability and ADHD found at: http://bit.ly/fyjpAk

The paper quotes references to support:

1.  Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is one of the most prevalent neurodevelopmental disorders, affecting approximately 3-9% of all school-aged children.

2.  ADHD is characterized by a chronic developmentally inappropriate pattern of hyperactivity, inattention and impulsivity, which impairs academic performance, social interaction, and family function.

3.  A high percentage of children with ADHD (30-50%) continuing to experience symptoms into adulthood.

4.  Poor motor performance skills, are prevalent in children with ADHD, characterized by: excessive overflow movements, poor timing, force control, balance leading to poor ADL ability; e.g. tying shoes, poor handwriting, etc.

5.  50% of children with ADHD display motor coordination problems consistent with developmental coordination disorder (DCD).

6.  The typical feature of DCD involves a marked impairment in the performance of motor skills that is not due to general intellectual, sensory, or motor neurological impairment.  www.HandTutor.com

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