Name Dyspraxia
Related to/Also known as
  • Developmental Co-ordination Disorder (D.C.D.)
  • Motor Learning Difficulties
  • Perceptuo-Motor Dysfunction
  • Apraxia
Symptoms of Dyspraxia
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.
  • 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
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Children & young people    Blossom's story - The Brain Changer Arts Project has her 'dancing with joy'

Dyspraxia in children (Dyspraxia Foundation)
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Developmental co-ordination disorder in children ('Patient' website)
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Children with verbal dyspraxia (The Communication Trust)
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Online resources

Neurodiversity and Co-occurring differences: Dyspraxia (DCD) (British Dyslexia Associarton)
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Dyspraxia (developmental co-ordination disorder) in adults (NHS website)
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   Living with a condition (The Brain Charity)

News and events

Survey: Treatment of Childhood Neurological Conditions (British Paediatric Neurology Association, September 2020)
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'How Doctor Who tackles dyspraxia in series 11' (Radio Times, October 2018)
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Our resources

can I tell you about Dyspraxia? The library at The Brain Charity has a range of resources on Dyspraxia 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.
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