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Dyspraxia. Motor Development Disorder


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.  (

  • These students look clumsy--their minds have trouble controlling their large muscles, and they bump into desks, people, corners
  • They have trouble playing sports--difficulty remembering the sequence of events necessary to throw a ball, swing a racket, jump a hurdle
  • They tend to avoid sports so as not to be made fun of--they decide they don't "like" that game

from Levine, All Kinds of Minds, 272-73