Motor Skills Disorder Topic Guide
Motor Skills Disorder: Motor skills disorder (motor coordination disorder or motor dyspraxia) is a common childhood disorder of childhood that results in difficulty in processing visuospatial information needed to guide motor activity. Cause is unknown; it is often associated with physiological or developmental abnormalities such as prematurity, developmental disabilities, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and learning disorders. Symptoms vary and depend on the age of the child. Treatment includes screening for conditions such as speech and language disorders, Tourette's syndrome, ADHD, and autism spectrum disorders.
Autism Autism is a complex behaviorally defined developmental disorder with three core features: 1) impaired reciprocal social interaction, 2) impaired communication, and 3) restricted use of interests, behaviors, and activities. The cause of autism is thought to be the result of a neurological abnormality. Symptoms and signs of autism are reflective in the three core components of the disorder. There is no cure for autism; however, signs and symptoms may be controlled or managed with medication and behavioral therapy.