Purpose: This series of case reports documents the response of 3 children with developmental coordination disorder to a group intervention program.
Summary of Key Points: The 3 children, 9–11 years old, who participated in the 6-week group exercise program, illustrate the heterogeneity of this population. Two group sessions per week and a home program included a core stability program, fitness activities, and task-specific intervention based on child-chosen goals. The effect of the program on motor skills, self-perceived adequacy for physical activity and balance, strength, and core stability activities was examined. Each child improved in 1 or more areas of motor skill, self-efficacy for physical activity, and core stability outcome measures. Possible reasons for the range of outcomes are discussed.
Conclusions and Implications for Clinical Practice: Physical activity promotion in this population has the potential to improve the quality of life and reduce health risks associated with sedentary lifestyles.