The 11th International Conference on Developmental Coordination Disorder took place in Toulouse (France)
on 2nd – 4th July 2015 Espaces Vanel.
The conference is jointly organized by :
the University of Toulouse, the Aix-Marseille University and the Toulouse University Hospital and the Toulouse Psychomotricity Training Institute.
Developmental Coordination Disorder and other neurodevelopmental disorders :
a Focus on comorbidity
Comorbidity refers to the presence of two or more developmental disorders in the same person (particularly DCD, dyslexia and ADHD in the area of developmental disorders). Particular interest has recently been shown in the domain of neurodevelopmental disorders. Many recent studies suggest that as many as 50% of individuals diagnosed with a psychiatric or neurodevelopmental problem suffer in fact from more than one disorder. Comorbidity seriously taints patient outcomes and creates a significant constraint on family life and school life. It complicates also the diagnostic procedure and the organisation of health care.
This 11th congress on DCD aims to provide some answers to these important questions: diagnostic criteria, causal factors, prognostic markers, management of DCD and associated disorders.