DCD + Dyspraxia
- What is Developmental Co-ordination Disorder (D.C.D.)?
This is the condition when the performance in daily activities that require motor co-ordination is well below that expected for the person’s age and measured intelligence (DSM-IV, 1994). It can be shown by marked delays in reaching milestones (e.g. sitting, crawling, walking, hopping, jumping,) dropping things, a general clumsiness, poor performance in sports or handwriting and interference with academic or activities of daily living. It is often referred to as an umbrella term for all children showing a co-ordination difficulty.
- What is Dyspraxia?
Dyspraxia is an impairment or immaturity of the organisation of movement. (Dyspraxia Foundation, 1992). Associated with this there may be problems with language, perception and thought. There may be a co-morbidity with other conditions such as Dyslexia, Aspergher's Syndrome, Attention Deficit / Hyperactive Disorder (A.D.D./A.D.H.D.) and Autism.