Dyspraxia

Dyspraxia is also known as developmental co-ordination disorder. There are different kinds of dyspraxia but little consensus on what these are. Some types are described as:

  • Verbal (difficulty producing clear speech)
  • Oral (other difficulties with the mouth, such as eating)
  • Motor (can affect fine and/or gross motor movement)
  • Idea or Ideational (difficulties with co-ordination and sequences)
  • Constructional/spatial (spatial awareness challenges)

Main characteristics of dyspraxics:

  • Creative
  • Original thinking
  • Difficulties with fine motor movements
  • Clumsy
  • Good with strategic problem-solving
  • Poor spatial awareness
  • Caring
  • Trouble with sequences
  • Determined
  • Hard-working
  • Poor co-ordination