DCD and learning differently


Dyspraxia is also known as Developmental Coordination

Dyspraxia is a motor learning difficulty that can affect planning of movements and co-ordination as a result of brain messages not being accurately transmitted to the body (NHS Direct, 2008).

It is considered that between 5% - 10% of the population are affected by dyspraxia with boys four times more likely to be affected than girls. 

DCD (Dyspraxia) may present as any number of the following difficulties: 

  • Postural control
  • Fine motor skills
  • Balance
  • Co-ordination
  • Dressing and eating skills
  • Following instructions
  • Attention and learning
  • Organisation and short term memory
  • Speaking and listening
  • Holding pens/pencils and handwriting
  • Time management
  • Social skills and friendships
  • Behavioural problems
  • Low self-esteem