There is no known cause for dyspraxia and no neurological abnormality has been found to explain the disorder.
Students with dyspraxia have trouble coordinating and completing fine and/or gross motor skills. 2% of the population is estimated to have dyspraxia, and most of them are males. (LD.org)
from Levine, All Kinds of Minds, 272-73
Video: What is Dyspraxia?
From the National Center for Learning Disabilities:
"Dyspraxia is a disorder that affects motor skill development. People with dyspraxia have trouble planning and completing fine motor tasks. This can vary from simple motor tasks such as waving goodbye to more complex tasks like brushing teeth. It is not a learning disability (LD) but often coexists with other LDs and conditions that impact learning."
Signs and Symptoms
Excerpted from the LDA of California and UC Davis M.I.N.D. Institute "Q.U.I.L.T.S." Calendar 2001-2002