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 .

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Medically Reviewed by a doctor on 23 Jun 2016