Dyspraxia, also known as DCD (developmental co-ordination disorder), is a disability that affects movement and co-ordination. It is thought to be caused by a disruption in the way messages from the brain are transmitted to the body.
Dyspraxia is characterised by difficulty in planning smooth, co-ordinated movements. This leads to:clumsiness, lack of co-ordination, problems with language, perception and thought. Symptoms are normally noticeable from an early age and often have difficulties with fine motor control with handwriting, fastenings and scissors causing problems.