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Dyspraxia

Dyspraxia is a disorder that affects motor skill development. People with dyspraxia have trouble planning and completing fine motor tasks. This can vary from simple motor tasks such as waving goodbye to more complex tasks like brushing teeth. It is not a learning disability (LD) but often coexists with other LDs and conditions that impact learning.

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Dyspraxia



Common Warning Signs of Dyspraxia in Children in Grades 3–8

Dypraxia Warning Signs in StudentsDyspraxia is a disorder that affects motor skill development and coordination. Most children experience occasional signs of dyspraxia as they grow and develop muscle strength, coordination and skills needed for daily living and independence, but such symptoms in children with dyspraxia persist over time. Dyspraxia is not a learning disability (LD), but many children with LD may at times show signs of dyspraxia.

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Common Warning Signs of Dyspraxia in Children Pre-K to Grade 2

Dyspraxia Warning Signs in ChildrenDoes your young child have poor motor skills, even when doing something as simple as brushing teeth? Does it seem like your child knows what words to use but can’t get the right “mouth muscles” to cooperate when speaking? Does your child tend to bump into things or people or have a weak hand grip when grabbing objects? Dyspraxia is a disorder that affects motor skill development, strength and coordination—and may be the reason behind your child’s difficulties. While dyspraxia is not a learning disability (LD), many children with LD also show signs of dyspraxia.

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Six Helpful Dyspraxia Resources

Dyspraxia - Helpful ResourcesAre you or your child struggling with dyspraxia, a disorder that affects motor skill development? Although dyspraxia is not a learning disability (LD), features of dyspraxia are sometimes seen in those who struggle with learning disabilities such as dyslexia, dyscalculia and other conditions that impact learning, such as Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). First, be sure to check out our homepage, LD.org for more on dyspraxia and other challenges that may co-exist with it.

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Common Warning Signs of Dyspraxia in Children in Grades 9–12

Dyspraxia Warning Signs in TeensHas your teenager always seemed to be somewhat clumsy, struggling with fine (small) motor skills, dropping things unintentionally or bumping into people by mistake ? If so, review the following list to see if any of these common warning signs of dyspraxia look familiar. Dyspraxia is a disorder that hinders motor skill development and coordination. Many teens are awkward and clumsy at times, but a teen with dyspraxia consistently displays these characteristics and is likely to have had similar struggles during their childhood years.

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