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Bridging the gap between research and practice (one-day ticket)

We are hosting the National Conference for Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD).

Entitled “Bridging the gap between research and practice” the two-day conference will bring together practitioners and researchers to share current good practice and explore the latest research in relation to identifying and supporting children and adults with DCD.

If you'd like to attend both days of the conference, please book via the two-day ticket page.

Register your interest

There are currently no upcoming dates available for this course, but you can register your interest by getting in touch.

Who it’s for

The conference is recommended to anyone working with children or adults in any of the following fields:

  • Academic Researchers
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Physiotherapists
  • Educational Psychologists
  • Clinical Psychologists
  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services
  • Additional Learning Needs Coordinators
  • Teachers of Special Needs
  • Disability Services.

What you’ll learn

Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) is a motor skills disorder that affects 5-6% of the population. DCD has been described by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) as occurring when “…the acquisition and execution of coordinated motor skills is substantially below that expected given the individual’s chronological age and opportunity for skill learning and use” (American Psychiatric Association, 2013, p.74). There is also evidence of DCD being associated with reduced levels of physical activity and other physical and mental health problems.

Topics covered

The conference will include keynote talks from Dr Carolyn Dunford (Senior Lecturer at Brunel University and Occupational Therapist) and Dr Emma Sumner (University College London, Institute of Education).


Glamorgan Building
King Edward VII Avenue
CF10 3WA

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