The Development of Consensus
In October 1994, the London (Ontario) Consensus statement was crafted which aimed to highlight the existence of Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) and to provide a more detailed picture of this common disorder than was provided in (DSM-III-R, 1987/DSM-IV, 1994). Furthermore, it was proposed that the Consensus should contribute to the standardisation of published research on DCD. Clearly, the London Consensus was an important landmark in the history of research into DCD. In the intervening time, there has been a substantial increase in awareness of the disorder, as well as in research relating to it.
The Economic and Social Research Council seminar series in Leeds provided the opportunity to revisit, revise and produce a new consensus statement.In the discussions raised by contributors to this series of meetings, it was agreed that DSM-IV-TR (2000) provides a useful basis on which to form a diagnosis of DCD, although a number of clarifications and amendments were proposed.