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Dyspraxia

Similar term(s): Developmental co-ordination disorder, Clumsy child syndrome.

Definition:

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.

Source: GreenFacts

Related words:

Nervous system - Neurological effects

Translation(s):

Deutsch: Dyspraxie
Español: Dispraxia
Français: Dyspraxie

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