Similar term(s): Developmental co-ordination disorder, Clumsy child syndrome.
Dyspraxia is a disability that affects body movements and co-ordination. It
often leads to clumsiness, and problems with language, perception and thoughts.
The causes are unclear, but it can be acquired via a stroke, accident, illness,
weak trauma, momentary lack of oxygen at birth or during pregnancy. The
condition can be treated via early intervention, using physical and occupational
therapy to improve motor skills.