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Developmental Coordination Disorder in Miami, FL

WeMind Institute specializes in pediatric neurological care, as well as treatment for headaches and migraines, testing for ADHD, and children with autism. We offer diagnostic services for pediatric developmental coordination disorder for children who live in Miami, Doral, the greater Miami area, and the surrounding areas of Florida.

What is a Developmental Coordination Disorder?

Developmental coordination disorder is a rare childhood condition that affects a child’s ability to gain motor skills, including coordination. The condition does not have a cure, and treatment aims to improve quality of life and help children perform basic daily activities whenever possible.

Developmental Coordination Disorder in Miami, FL

How Much Does Treatment for a Developmental Coordination Disorder Cost?

WeMind Institute accepts most medical insurances for treatment of a developmental coordination disorder. Our patient coordinator reviews your coverage and explains any out-of-pocket costs that you may incur, such as co-payments, deductibles, and co-insurance.

Is Developmental Coordination Disorder the Same as Dyspraxia?

Dyspraxia is a condition in which a child struggles with performing tasks that require voluntary movement. It is often confused with developmental coordination disorder. For children with developmental coordination disorder, the root of the issue lies in the ability to learn motor skills rather than perform them.

What Are the Developmental Coordination Disorder Symptoms?

  • Lack of balance or coordination when walking
  • Difficulty with daily tasks that require coordination, such as putting on clothes or tying shoes
  • Behaviors that might be described as “clumsy,” such as bumping into objects, tripping, or being unable to hold onto objects

What Causes a Developmental Coordination Disorder in Children?

Researchers have not identified a specific cause of developmental coordination disorder in children. Some studies indicate that it is related to delayed brain development.

How is a Developmental Coordination Disorder in Children Treated?

Dr. Vasconcellos and her expert staff use  a developmental coordination disorder questionnaire and physical assessment to properly diagnose the condition. Treatment may involve physical therapy.

Why Choose WeMind Institute for Pediatric Neurology Treatment?

WeMind Institute works with children from birth to approximately 22 years old. Dr. Vasconcellos is a board-certified neurologist who specializes in pediatric neurology and headache medicine for families in Miami, Doral, the greater Miami area, and the surrounding communities in Florida. We also specialize in pediatric headaches and migraines, testing for ADHD,  and working with children who have autism. WeMind Institute is known for offering the QbTest to diagnose ADHD, and we link parents with supplemental community programs for children with neurological disorders, including scholarships and school programs.

Dr. Elza Vasconcellos is a board-certified neurologist who specializes in pediatric neurology and headache medicine for families in Miami, Doral, the greater Miami area, and the surrounding communities in Florida. Contact us today to learn more about our pediatric services for a developmental coordination disorder and schedule an appointment.