clumsy child syndrome


Also found in: Dictionary.
A term referring to a child whose fine and/or gross motor skills are immature, erratic, slow, imprecise; neurologic exam is normal; children may have cognitive or perceptual problems due to learning disabilities
Types Construction dyspraxia, dressing dyspraxia, ideational dyspraxia, ideomotor dyspraxia, oromotor dyspraxia

clumsy child syndrome

Dyspraxia Pediatric neurology A child whose fine and/or gross motor skills are immature, erratic, slow, imprecise; neurologic exam is normal; children may have cognitive or perceptual problems due to learning disabilities Types Constructional, dressing, ideational, ideomotor, oromotor dyspraxias. Cf Cerebral palsy.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Gubbay coined the term "clumsy child syndrome" to describe children of normal intelligence and without identifiable medical or neurological conditions who possess difficulties in coordination that interfere with their academic performance and/or socialization.
Jonathan, who recently joined the Corrie cast as womaniser lan Bentley, has suffered from dyspraxia - clumsy child syndrome - all his life.
Alex won a place at Peterhouse College even though he can write only two illegible words a minute and suffers from dyspraxia, "clumsy child syndrome".
DYSPRAXIA used to be cruelly called Clumsy Child Syndrome.
Developmental dyspraxia is a misunderstood condition, sometimes cruelly labelled "clumsy child syndrome".
Val Alleyne, one of the founder members, said: "Sometimes dyspraxia is known as the clumsy child syndrome but actually it is to do with co-ordination and can involve learning difficulties."
The condition used to be referred to as clumsy child syndrome. Now it is better known as dyspraxia.
CLUMSY child syndrome is a condition that affects up to one in 10 Scots.
He also has dyspraxia, dubbed clumsy child syndrome. He needs special equipment to read books and write essays but the council refuses to pay - because he went to a private school, his lawyer told the High Court.
Other names for dyspraxia include Clumsy Child Syndrome and Developmental Co-ordination Disorder (DCD).
This is not a game, but bodybrushing, the latest treatment for children with a range of disorders such as dyslexia and dyspraxia, more commonly known as clumsy child syndrome.