The widespread notion that many children with DCD have co-occuring problems has been linked with the notion of atypical brain development. Thus we would anticipate that more severe motor problems would be accompanied by more diagnosed problems such as language and intellectual problems. Much of the research has been done with clinical samples, here we present data from a population based sample. We explore the incidence of diagnosed problems in a large sample of adolescents with and without motor difficulties. We also address the question: do children with more severe (very low) motor difficulties have more co-occurring problems than children with mild (low) motor difficulties?
Larkin, D., Hands, B., Kendall, G., Parker, H., & Sloan, N. (2007). The incidence and implications of diagnosed problems in adolescents with DCD. Paper presented at the 16th International Symposium of Adapted Physical Activity. Sao Paulo University, Rio Claro, Brazil, 24-28 July.