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Trouble de l'acquisition de la coordination et troubles de l'écriture : peut-on parler de comorbidité ?

Abstract : Comorbidity in developmental disorders has theoretical significance but also clinical. The term comorbidity refers to any distinct additional clinical entity that has existed or that may occur during the clinical course of a patient (Feinstein, 1970). This acceptance, however, requires to be clarified in the context of diagnostic classifications of mental disorders. Indeed, we must determine whether relationships exist between the two comorbidities. With regard to dysgraphia and developmental coordination disorder (DCD), several facts contribute to answer the title’s question. Firstly, classifications usually do not include "dysgraphia", which is not a diagnostic entity itself. Then, many researches show that dysgraphia and DCD are frequently present at the same time, suggesting the existence of a common dysfunction. Finally, most of the models that are related to dysgraphia consider different origins of the disorder, ipso facto dismissing the assumption of a single disease entity. Therefore, it seems inappropriate to use the term comorbidity to account for the presence of dysgraphia in a child having been diagnosed DCD.
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Marianne Jover. Trouble de l'acquisition de la coordination et troubles de l'écriture : peut-on parler de comorbidité ?. Développements, De Boeck Supérieur, 2012, pp.18-24. ⟨10.3917/devel.012.0018⟩. ⟨hal-01792706⟩

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