Dyspraxia is a common disorder that affects movement and co-ordination. It is also known as developmental co-ordination disorder (DCD).
Dyspraxia/DCD is often spotted at a young age butthere may be many adults with dyspraxia who remain undiagnosed.
Dyspraxia affects co-ordination skills such as tasks requiring balance, kicking and throwing a ball and fine motor skills (such as writing or using small objects carefully) in children and adults. It is a condition that will last for life and is recognised by international organisations, including the World Health Organization.
Dyspraxia is different from other motor disorders such as Cerebral palsy and stroke , and occursin people of allintellectual abilities.
This page focuses on dyspraxia/DCD in adults. Read about childhood dyspraxia .
Dyspraxia, also known as developmental co-ordination disorder (DSD), is a common disorder that affects movement and co-ordination.
The symptoms of dyspraxiacan vary between individuals andmay change over time. Co-ordination difficulties The co-ordination difficulties associated with dyspraxia can reducetheperson's ability to pa
The first person to contact if you think you may have undiagnosed dyspraxia or co-ordination difficulties is your GP. Its a good idea to take in information with you, such as a checklist with examples
Estimates vary, but dyspraxia is thought to affect around 3% of adults in the UK. It is more common in men, and often runs in families. It is not known what causes dyspraxia, butsome childrenborn pre
Dyspraxia does not affect intelligence, but may make learning new skills more difficult. Adults with dyspraxia may have developed coping strategies to find ways around everyday tasks they find difficu
If you have dyspraxia, you may also have another health condition that requires separate treatment. For example: depression (long-term feelings of sadness) this can be treated with a combination of