Dyspraxia

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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.[1] It is sometimes called 'clumsy child syndrome',[2] 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 - there can be many reasons why someone will have it. It may not be diagnosed until later in childhood or sometimes teenage years. It cannot be cured - people will live with 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]

Daniel Radcliffe has dyspraxia.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. David Grant, That's the Way I Think: Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and ADHD Explained (Oxford; New York: Routledge, 2010), p. 141
  2. Penny Deiner, Inclusive Early Childhood Education: Development, Resources, and Practice (Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Cengage Learning, 2013), p. 395
  3. Chris Irvine, 'Harry Potter's Daniel Radcliffe has dyspraxia', The Telegraph, Telegraph Media Group Limited (04 September 2013)

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