Coordination Questionnaire DCDQ

Personal Details

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Questionnaire

Most of the motor skills that this questionnaire asks about are things that your child does with his or her hands or when moving.

A child's coordination may improve each year as they grow and develop. For this reason, it will be easier for you to answer the questions if you think about other children that you know who are the same age as your child.

Please compare the degree of coordination your child has with other children of the same age when answering the questions.

Select the answer that best describes your child.
Your child throws a ball in a controlled and accurate fashion

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Your child catches a small ball (eg tennis ball size) thrown from a distance of 6 to 8 feet (1.8 to 2.4 metres)

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Your child hits an approaching ball or birdie with a bat or racquet accurately

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Your child jumps easily over obstacles found in garden or play environment

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Your child runs as fast and in a similar way to other children of the same gender and age

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If your child has a plan to do a motor activity, he/she can organise his/her body to follow the plan and effectively complete the task (eg building a cardboard or cushion "fort", moving on playground equipment, building a house or a structure with blocks, or using craft materials)

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Your child's printing or writing or drawing in class is fast enough to keep up with the rest of the children in the class

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Your child's printing or writing letters, numbers and words is legible, precise and accurate or, if your child is not yet printing, he or she colours and draws in a coordinated way and makes pictures that you can recognise

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Your child uses appropriate effort or tension when printing or writing or drawing (no excessive pressure or tightness of grasp on the pencil, writing is not too heavy or dark, or too light)

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Your child cuts out pictures and shapes accurately and easily

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Your child is interested in and likes participating in sports or active games requiring good motor skills

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Your child learns new motor tasks (eg swimming, rollerblading) easily and does not require more practice or time than other children to achieve the same level of skill

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Your child is quick and competent in tidying up, putting on shoes, tying shoes, dressing etc

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Your child would never be described as a "bull in a china shop" (that is, appears so clumsy that he or she might break fragile things in a small room)

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Your child does not fatigue easily or appear to slouch and "fall out" of the chair if required to sit for long periods

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If you are unclear about the meaning of a question, or about how you would answer a question to best describe your child, please use this free text box to highlight the question(s). An Occupational Therapist will discuss this with you when they have an opportunity to give feedback.
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Acknowledgement Assistant Professor Brenda Wilson Copyright: B.N.Wilson, Decision Support Research Team, Alberta Children's Hospital