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Developmental coordination disorder

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Developmental coordination disorder is a chronic disability that affects coordination. It is also known as developmental motor coordination disorder, developmental dyspraxia or dyspraxia. Around 2-6% of people have dyspraxia. Four times as many males than females have it.[1] It is sometimes called 'clumsy child syndrome',[2] but adults have it too. Most people with dyspraxia have other disabilities such as ADHD or autism And Hypermobility.

There is no single cause of dyspraxia. It may not appear until later in childhood or sometimes even in adolescence. It cannot be cured: people who have it will live with it for life, however people are able to overcome it and find alternative ways to accomplish tasks which may usually be difficult without support.

Signs[change | change source]

  • Difficulty tying shoelaces
  • Difficulty running, crouching and climbing stairs
  • Poor coordination
  • Untidiness
  • Incorrect way of running
  • Self-care difficulties
  • Messy eating
  • Not doing well in Physical Education classes
  • Inability to ride a bike, jump rope and spin a hoop
  • Not alternating feet when going on stairs

Associated disorders[change | change source]

People who have developmental coordination disorder may also have one or more of these conditions:

Famous people with dyspraxia[change | change source]

Daniel Radcliffe has dyspraxia.[16]

References[change | change source]

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  2. Penny Deiner 2013. Inclusive early childhood education: development, resources, and practice. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Cengage Learning, p. 395.
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  8. Pieters S.; et al. (2012). "Mathematical problems in children with developmental coordination disorder". Res Dev Disabil. 33 (4): 1128–35. doi:10.1016/j.ridd.2012.02.007. PMID 22502838.
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  10. Susan J. Pickering (2012). "Chapter 2. Working memory in dyslexia". In Tracy Packiam Alloway; Susan E. Gathercole (eds.). Working memory and neurodevelopmental disorders. Psychology Press. ISBN 978-1-135-42134-2.
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  12. Elbasan B, Kay 305 Han H, Duzgun I (2012). "Sensory integration and activities of daily living in children with developmental coordination disorder". Ital J Pediatr. 38 (1): 14. doi:10.1186/1824-7288-38-14. PMC 3395584. PMID 22546072.{{cite journal}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link) CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  13. Biggs, Victoria (2005). "2 The hidden people at home". Caged in chaos : a dyspraxic guide to breaking free. London ; Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley Publishers. ISBN 978-1-84310-347-9. OCLC 57316751.
  14. Alloway, TP; Archibald, L (2008). "Working memory and learning in children with developmental coordination disorder and specific language impairment". Journal of Learning Disabilities. 41 (3): 251–62. doi:10.1177/0022219408315815. PMID 18434291. S2CID 18426621.
  15. Schoemaker MM.; et al. (2001). "Perceptual skills of children with developmental coordination disorder" (PDF). Hum Mov Sci. 20 (1–2): 111–33. doi:10.1016/s0167-9457(01)00031-8. PMID 11471393. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-12-30. Retrieved 2015-12-20.
  16. Chris Irvine, 'Harry Potter's Daniel Radcliffe has dyspraxia', The Telegraph, Telegraph Media Group Limited (04 September 2013)

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