DCD is a blanket term for a range of disorders like Dyspraxia that effects the motor skills in five to six percent in school aged children. It is caused by a delay in the development of motor skills which can result in the child being unable or finding it difficult to perform everyday tasks.
Tasks such as riding a bike, walking down stairs and even tying shoelaces can be very hard tasks. Children with DCD often have above average intellectual abilities. With time, children with the disorder can learn hard to accomplice tasks but newer tasks that come with age will still challenge them.
DCD is a session for anyone between the ages of 5 – 16 years of age who have Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) and motor coordination difficulties. This has been set up in partnership with the Children’s Occupational Therapy team at Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust who are also supporting the development of coaches knowledge of DCD.
Each session will be delivered by qualified football coaches who have an understanding of Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) and motor coordination difficulties. It will be an opportunity for the children to develop their footballing skills in a fun, safe and supportive environment, with children who are experiencing similar difficulties.