Dyspraxia or Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) & Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)
We get quite a few questions from people asking about Dyspraxia and Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD’s), so I have tried to answer some of the more common below.
What is Dyspraxia (Developmental Coordination Disorder)
Over the years, Dyspraxia (Dys-prax-eea) has been called several different names, including; ‘Clumsy Child Syndrome’, Dyspraxia and these days (2018) is usually called: ‘Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD)‘.
What Causes Dyspraxia (DCD)
It is still not certain what causes dyspraxia, but it is thought to be due to an immaturity of neurone development in the brain.
Is Dyspraxia (DCD) an illness?
No, dyspraxia is a condition affecting motor-coordination (movement).
Is Dyspraxia (DCD) a Disease?
No, dyspraxia is definitely not a disease.
Is Dyspraxia (DCD) Hereditory?
*A report from the University of Hull in England says that dyspraxia is “probably hereditary: several genes have been implicated. Often, there are many members within a family who are similarly affected.”