Event Title

What happens when they grow up? Targeting the daily difficulties of adolescents and young adults with Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD): A group based, short intervention strategy. (CEU)

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Presentation

Start Date

12-12-2015 12:00 AM

End Date

12-12-2015 12:00 AM

Description

Adolescents with DCD are getting more attention in the literature. Evidence shows that DCD does not resolve itself in childhood. Rather, it continues into adolescence and adulthood, with increased risk of mental health and psychosocial issues. DCD impacts on function and participation in areas such as academics, leisure and hobby participation, and socialization, and therefore necessitates intervention. This presentation will outline some of the issues commonly encountered in this population. It will further discuss a pilot group intervention program created to address these issues. It will explore some results of implementation and provide a template for use by other clinicians.

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What happens when they grow up? Targeting the daily difficulties of adolescents and young adults with Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD): A group based, short intervention strategy. (CEU)

Adolescents with DCD are getting more attention in the literature. Evidence shows that DCD does not resolve itself in childhood. Rather, it continues into adolescence and adulthood, with increased risk of mental health and psychosocial issues. DCD impacts on function and participation in areas such as academics, leisure and hobby participation, and socialization, and therefore necessitates intervention. This presentation will outline some of the issues commonly encountered in this population. It will further discuss a pilot group intervention program created to address these issues. It will explore some results of implementation and provide a template for use by other clinicians.