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Developmental Coordination Disorder

Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) is a common neurodevelopmental disorder with similar frequency to ADHD or learning disorders, therefore most children do not require a tertiary assessment through Sunny Hill to address the question of DCD.


To learn how to diagnose DCD, please see:

The DCD Tookit for Pediatricians

Canadian Pediatric Society Practice Point: Assessment, diagnosis, and management of developmental coordination disorder by Angie Ip, Elizabeth C.R. Mickelson, and Jill C. Zwicker

To learn more about DCD, consult resources available on the CanChild website at:

To learn more about Dr. Zwicker's research program, consult:

Joining Up Motor Assessment with Pediatricians, JUMP for DCD (pdf)

Zwicker Lab website:

On review of the DCD toolkit and other resources, if you feel a child has a complex developmental profile that meets the criteria to be seen through Complex Developmental & Behavioural Conditions (CDBC) program, please consider submitting a referral to their program. The CDBC referral form & criteria can be found on the referrals webpage

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