Dyspraxia is a chronic disability that affects coordination. It is also known as developmental coordination disorder. 2-6% of people have dyspraxia. Four times as many males than females have it. It is sometimes called 'clumsy child syndrome'. But adults have it too. People with dyspraxia (dyspraxics) often have other disabilities such as ADHD, autism, or.[source?] There is no single cause of Dyspraxia - you're just born with it. It may not be diagnosed until later in childhood or sometimes teenage years. It cannot be cured - you have it for life.
Signs[change | change source]
- Finding it hard to tell between left and right
- Finding it hard to learn to tie shoelaces, ties or put on tights.
- Bad balance and poor self-awareness
- Messy/untidy, hard-to-read handwriting
Famous people with dyspraxia[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- David Grant, That's the Way I Think: Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and ADHD Explained (Oxford; New York: Routledge, 2010), p. 141
- Penny Deiner, Inclusive Early Childhood Education: Development, Resources, and Practice (Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Cengage Learning, 2013), p. 395
- Chris Irvine, 'Harry Potter's Daniel Radcliffe has dyspraxia', The Telegraph, Telegraph Media Group Limited (04 September 2013)