Dyspraxia is a common disorder which affects fine and/or gross motor skills in children and adults. People with dyspraxia can often appear clumsy, have poor balance and co-ordination, and they can also find some gross movements difficult – for example, hopping, skipping, walking up and down stairs. Writing is particularly laborious and keyboard skills difficult to acquire. Individuals may have difficulty organising ideas and concepts. Pronunciation may also be affected and people with dyspraxia/DCD may be over/under sensitive to noise, light and touch.
Children and adults may find difficulties with the following (please note that this list is not exhaustive):