Dyspraxia is a condition which causes difficulty with everyday co-ordination. It is also known as Developmental Co-ordination Disorder. In earlier times it was known as Clumsy Child Syndrome. Dyspraxia can lead to serious educational and social problems for children.
The condition affects three times more boys than girls. Despite their difficulty in co-ordination they are usually reasonably intelligent and often of above average intelligence. Whilst outwardly looking otherwise normal they are vulnerable to bullying by others at school.
The condition can appear at any age from infanthood through to teenage years and on to early adulthood.