Developmental Coordination Disorder - Interventions

This course will discuss the current evidence on effectiveness of the most commonly-used interventions for children with Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD). 

Patti will highlight task-based interventions that are proven effective in teaching motor skills: the CO-OP Approach and Neuromotor Task Training. Patti will utilize these 2 approaches as a jumping point to equip therapists with 6 practical strategies that they can implement right away to help their clients participate in meaningful activities with their peers.

BONUS: PRACTICAL TOOLKIT - Checklist: Management of Children with DCD; Resources: Must-Reads

Course Curriculum

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Developmental Coordination Disorder - Intervention

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What therapists say about Patti

DCD 2 -1

This was an amazing course. I feel like I will be able to apply these strategies with more than just my DCD kids. I appreciated all of the research that was behind the approaches presented.

- PT with 11 years experience

I really appreciate the CO-OP approach explanation and the articles with the information about DCD and "Green light" approaches.

- OT with 19 years experience

I see many students with DCD... The 'uncoordinated' and 'poor motor planners' are quite common. I really enjoyed the break down of information about NTT and CO-OP and how you may use a different approach according to the student's reaction/preference.

- PT with 21 years experience

INSTRUCTOR: Patti Sharp, OTD, MS, OTR/L is a certified CO-OP Instructor, and OT at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC). She co-leads the Developmental Coordination Disorder Community of Practice at CCHMC. She is an adjunct instructor at the University of Cincinnati. She works with children and youth with DCD, ASD, CP, SCI, TBI, orthopedic and neurologic injuries, and developmental delay. She also previously worked in neurorehabilitation and burn units. Patti is excited to share her passion for evidence-based practices with her therapy colleagues.

AUDIENCE: OTs, PTs, OTAs, PTAs, and Educators


PREREQUISITE: Knowledge of the screening, assessment and identification of children with possible DCD in accordance with the DSM-5. If you do not possess this knowledge, watch DCD-Assessment.


At the completion of the course, the learner is expected to:

  1. Identify 2 features of task-based interventions
  2. Select 2 task-based interventions that have been shown to be effective in helping children with DCD perform ADLs, play and leisure or other meaningful activity
  3. Determine 2 strategies for the CO-OP Approach and Neuromotor Task Training that a therapist can incorporate into their current interventions.


  • Evidence on Interventions for children with Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD)
  • The CO-OP Approach and Neuromotor Task Training
  • 6 Strategies to Incorporate in Your Interventions Right Away
  • Post-test: 10-item multiple choice. 70% correct answers required to receive a certificate


1.5 continuing education hours of training are awarded to learners who complete this course.

  • Apply EBP, LLC is an approved provider of CEUs for PTs and PTAs in IL, NY; and for OTs and OTAs in IN and IL, and AOTA (See imprimatur below for details).

  • This course is approved for PTs and PTAs in AR, CA.
  • These OT state boards accept approval by AOTA, other state boards or associations: AL, AK, AR, DE, FL, IL, IN, KY, LA, MD, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NV, NH, NM, NC, ND, OH, OR, OK, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, VT, VA, WI and DC.
  • These PT state boards accept approval by other states boards or AOTA: AK, AZ, DE, HI, IN, KY, MI, MT, NC, ND, OR, PA, RI, TN, UT, VT, VA, WI, WY and DC.
  • These states do not require pre-approval of courses or have no CE requirements for OTs and OTAs: AZ, CA, CO, CT, GA, HI, ID, IA, KS, ME, MA, NE, NJ, UT, WA, WV and WY.
  • These states do not require pre-approval of courses or have no CE requirements for PTs and PTAs: AL, CO, CT, GA, IA, KS, ME, MA, MO, NE, NH, and WA.
  • If you would like to obtain CEUs for another state, please email us.

Learners must watch the video and complete course requirements, including scoring 70% or higher in the post-test to receive a certificate. Five (5) post-test retakes are allowed; if you exceed this limit, please email us.


  • You will have access to this course for at least 60 days.
  • There is no cancellation once course is purchased. Please email us if you have any questions.
  • Apply EBP, LLC abide by all provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Apply EBP, LLC is committed to equal educational access for individuals with disabilities. Apply EBP, LLC does not discriminate against any individuals with disabilities from registering or attending any of our courses. We work closely with venues to ensure that facilities utilized are accessible. Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to contact us via email or phone (646-269-9039) with requests for accommodations. Apply EBP, LLC will make every effort to provide reasonable accommodations.