In addition to specific learning disorders, there are also a number of other developmental disorders which can have a negative impact on how a child develops academic skills. Two of these disorders are:
- Developmental language disorder (DLD)
- Developmental coordination disorder (DCD)
Developmental language disorder (DLD) (previously known as specific language impairment) is diagnosed when a student has persistent language problems that continue into school age. Difficulties with the comprehension and use of words and sentences to convey information and ideas are common for these students.
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Developmental coordination disorder (DCD) is a motor-based disorder that affects approximately 5% of primary-school aged children. It is also known as dyspraxia. Children with DCD have difficulties learning and performing motor skills and their coordination is below expectation for their age.
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