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Development Coordination of Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten

Bhornluck Paepetch-Suato, Nongnuch Luangpon, Sirirat Kiatkulanusorn


Developmental coordination disorder (DCD) is an impairment of neurological development, which characterized by poor gross and fine movement control, poor posture and poor coordination. This impairment result of many problems such as interrupted social participation, activities of daily living, writhing disability and others physical activities. There were no reported of DCD assessment in Thailand. Therefore, the aimed of this study was to investigate the level and prevalence of coordination by using the Movement Assessment Battery for Children–2nd Edition (MABC–2) in childhood 120 children age 3-6 years old. The test of MABC-2 in each part including manual dexterity, aiming and catching and balance were measured. Mean ±SD, 95%CI of total test score, Percentile rank, Standard score, Min-Max, Percent were summarized and analyzed to compare with standard data. The results shown that 13 children (10.83%) having risk to poor coordination. The risk was sub-divided into “amber zone” of 11 children, and “red zone” of 2 children. The children who having a risk of functional impairment and body coordination should be promoted recreational activities during study in the classroom to improve the coordination level and should reassessment in 3-6 months.


developmental coordination disorder (DCD); preschool and childhood

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