It takes all kinds of minds – DCD

Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) is a neurodevelopmental condition, which means that it is part of the make-up of the brain. It’s often used interchangeably with the term ‘dyspraxia’, though DCD is now the term used most often.

DCD is more commonly diagnosed in males and sometimes runs in families. It’s characterised by impairments in coordination, motor control and planning which can affect any or all movements. These difficulties interfere with daily living activities and academic achievement. The condition varies in severity and may also affect language, perception and thought.

DCD can co-exist with any of the other neurodevelopmental conditions.

Meet Jennifer, she is…

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Determined and hardworking

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A creative thinker

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Good at working on the computer

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Someone who loves reading


But Jennifer often avoids physical activity and dislikes new or unpredictable situations.

Jennifer and her family wanted to help others understand how she experiences DCD and how they manage it.

Find out more about how to support a child or young person with DCD, their strengths and their challenges.

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