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Working with DCD

Supporting adults with developmental coordination disorder (DCD) in the workplace

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Developmental coordination disorder, or dyspraxia, seriously affects at least one in 25 people. Good workplace support can help those with DCD to thrive at work, say Marie Thomas, Natalie Williams and Amanda Kirby.   

DEVELOPMENTAL coordination disorder (DCD) – sometimes referred to as dyspraxia – is a developmental disorder characterised by impairment of motor coordination that has a marked impact on both academic and day-to-day living activities1. Prevalence rates measured in …    

Dr Marie Thomas is a senior lecturer at The Dyscovery Centre at the University of Wales, Newport. Natalie Williams is a psychology graduate working as a research assistant at The Dyscovery Centre. Professor Amanda Kirby is clinical director and founder of The Dyscovery Centre.

Author: Thomas M, Williams N, Kirby A

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Occupational Health at Work June/July 2013 (vol. 10/1) pp33-35

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