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.
Tourette's Syndrome Tourette's syndrome (or Tourette syndrome) is a neuropsychiatric condition that is characterized by the presence of tics, which are repetitive, involuntary or semi-voluntary, short lasting, motor tics (stereotyped movements) or phonic tics (vocalizations) usually in clusters and appear without warning Tourette's syndrome is usually associated with other disorders such as ADHD, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), learning, sleep, anxiety, and mood disorders. The cause of Tourette's syndrome is not clear. Treatment is generally aimed toward the symptoms (tics), or associated conditions.