LIVE Webinar: Defining Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD)-Assessment and Treatment

Melissa Gerber, OTD, OTR/L

Wednesday, March 8, 2023
8:00 am – 3:00 pm EST

Early $225.00* | Regular $250.00

*Early registration must be received 14 days prior to webinar (Feb. 22, 2023). GROUP DISCOUNT ALSO AVAILABLE!

This course is designed to understand how a developmental coordination disorder presents and how to assess and treat children with DCD. How to navigate situations when the child doesn’t have a DCD diagnosis and plan and optimize your treatment sessions. This course will provide the therapist with a comprehensive background and the tools to assess DCD. Treatment suggestions and case studies will be provided.


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Learning Objectives
Participants completing this course will be able to:

  1. Evaluate and observe the child during assessment or treatment and complete task analysis with provided case studies
  2. Identify ways Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) can impact a child at various ages in school/home and community
  3. Select appropriate accommodations for a child with DCD in order to maximize their function in school/home and community
  4. Choose an evidence-based evaluation tool to address a functional concern/deficit for a child with DCD
  5. Utilize evaluation results to update a practical treatment plan for a child with DCD
  6. Apply an evidence-based treatment strategy to address a child’s motor coordination difficulties.
  7. Understand what DCD is and ways to assist your families in receiving a diagnosis- 
  8. Identify what can be done when there is no diagnosis and the family is unable to obtain one

Target Audience 


Course Level: 

Introductory to Intermediate level


Melissa Gerber, OTD, OTR/L

Melissa Gerber  is a school based occupational therapist for the past 18 years. She began her career at NYU Medical Center-Rusk Institute, where she rotated through adult and pediatric programs. She is the president of 4MYKIDSOT, a private practice conducting preschool and early intervention evaluations and treatment.

Dr. Gerber receives a speaking fee for the presentation. Dr. Gerber has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.

Course Schedule

LIVE On-Line Webinar
8:00 am – 3:00 pm EST

Case Studies and task analysis

History of DCD
Facts and key components

What else does DCD involve? What else can be associated with DCD?

When is DCD diagnosed?
Criteria for DCD- DSM V

Evidenced Based Research
Developmental Disorder Clinical Practice Guideline

Where to start treatment?
Spatial Awareness and its importance

DCD and how it presents at various ages

Is it DCD? Or a related diagnosis?
ICF- Internal Classification of Functioning

DCD and dyslexia

Difference between dyspraxia and apraxia
Types of dyspraxia

What is a mirror motor neuron?
How does it impact motor coordination?
Evidence-based research

Case studies- Task analysis

A developmental approach to treatment planning


Educational Credits

6 contact hours

A post-test will be required at the conclusion of the webinar.

Approved for 6 contact hours by NYSED’s State Board for PT.

Application has been made to NJBPTE for CE credit approval.

AOTA-Approved Provider ProgramTSI is an AOTA Approved Provider of Professional Development. PD activity approval ID#Pending. This Live PD is offered at 6 contact or .6 CEU’s, Intermediate level, Domain of OT: OT Service Delivery. AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures.

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This course is offered for .6 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).


Group Discount

Early $225.00* | Regular $250.00

*Early registration must be received 14 days prior to seminar VALID UNTIL FEB. 23, 2023

3 or more registrants – Early –  $212.94| Regular – $236.60 (use code group3)

In order to qualify for the group discounted rate, registrations MUST all be received within 24 hours (of the first registration) if registering on-line, and in the same envelope if registering by mail.  PLEASE NOTE: Registrations received after a group has been processed will not be eligible for the discount.

To ensure that all group members receive the appropriate discount, choose a group name and be sure that each person registering adds the name in the “Additional Information” section at checkout.