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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)

 

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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?

 

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No, dyspraxia is a condition affecting motor-coordination (movement).

 


Is Dyspraxia (DCD) a Disease?

 

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No, dyspraxia is definitely not a disease.

 


Is Dyspraxia (DCD) Hereditory?

 

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*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.”

 

* https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/151951.php