This week October 9th to 15th 2016, is Dyspraxia Awareness Week.
Dyspraxia Ireland defines DCD as
Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD), also known as Dyspraxia in the UK and Ireland, is a common disorder affecting fine and/or gross motor coordination in children and adults. This condition is formally recognised by international organisations including the World Health Organisation. DCD is distinct from other motor disorders such as cerebral palsy and stroke. The range of intellectual ability is in line with the general population. Individuals may vary in how their difficulties present; these may change over time depending on environmental demands and life experience, and will persist into adulthood.
People who apparently have ( or had) DCD include Daniel Radcliffe, Florence Welsh , Cara Delevingne, Robin Williams, Richard Branson and one of my children. Continue reading