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Indian Journal of Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy—An International Journal
Year : 2011, Volume : 5, Issue : 1
First page : ( 63) Last page : ( 65)
Print ISSN : 0973-5666. Online ISSN : 0973-5674.

A study of prevalence of Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) at Kattankulathur, Chennai

Ganapathy Sankar U*M.O.T. (Paediatrics)Research Scholar, Vice Principal, Saritha S.**B.O.T.Occupational Therapist

*SRM College of Occupational Therapy, SRM University, Chennai.

**SRM College of Occupational Therapy, Chennai.



To find out the prevalence rate of Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) at Kattankulathur among 5 – 10 years of age group.


Two hundred and ninety one subjects (Mean age = 7.5 years, S.D = 1.39) participated in this study. The Developmental Coordination Disorder Questionnaire (DCDQ) was distributed to parents and filled Questionnaires were collected. Data was analyzed by descriptive statistics.


Four children were screened as Developmental Coordination Disorder. It shows that the prevalence rate was 1.37%. DCD was more prevalent in boys than girls.


The study concluded that there is prevailing (Prevalence rate=1.37%) of Developmental Coordination Disorder among the age group of 5–10 years at Kattankulathur. The prevalence of the disorder suggests a need for program to educate parents, caretakers, teachers and professionals about DCD.



Prevalence, Developmental Coordination Disorder,DCDQ.


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