D
Name Dyspraxia
Related to/Also known as

Developmental Co-ordination Disorder (D.C.D.)

Motor Learning Difficulties

Perceptuo-Motor Dysfunction

Symptoms Dyspraxia is a developmental disorder of organisation and planning of physical movement. Developmental dyspraxia (see below) affects co-ordination, spatial awareness, perception, language and short-term memory.
Types

Developmental dyspraxia is when someone is born with dyspraxia.

Acquired dyspraxia can be caused by a stroke or head injury.

Useful national contacts The Dyspraxia Foundation
Tel. 01462 454986, 10am-1pm, Mon-Friday
Link opens in new window www.dyspraxiafoundation.org.uk
Online resources

This film shows the ways in which a boy with developmental co-ordination disorder/dyspraxia has overcome barriers to learning and participation with the support of his school and others
Link opens in new window www.education.gov.uk/b00201451/sen-skills/sen-induc-resources/daniel-can-do

News and events  
Our resources

can I tell you about Dyspraxia? The library at The Brain Charity has a range of reference resources on this condition and on a wide range of disability-related issues.

Visit our library to read Can I tell you about Dyspraxia? A guide for friends, family and professionals, by Maureen Boon. Or have a Link opens in new window look in your local library for this book.
Find this in a library at WorldCat.org