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Dyspraxia (children)

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Introduction
Developmental co-ordination disorder (DCD), also known as dyspraxia, is a condition affecting physical co-ordination.
Symptoms of dyspraxia
Dyspraxia can cause a wide range of problems. Some of these may be noticeable at an early age, while others may only become more obvious as your child gets older.
Causes of dyspraxia
Little is known about the cause of developmental co-ordination disorder (DCD), although it is thought to be caused by a problem in the development of the brain.
Diagnosing dyspraxia
Talk to your GP, health visitor or special educational needs co-ordinator (SENCO) if you think your child has developmental co-ordination disorder (DCD).
Treating dyspraxia
Developmental co-ordination disorder (DCD) can't be cured, but there are ways your child can be helped to manage their problems.