a lack of organizational skills. difficulty learning new skills. low self-esteem. immature behavior.
Does dyspraxia affect intelligence?
Dyspraxia, also known as developmental co-ordination disorder (DCD), is a common disorder that affects movement and co-ordination. Dyspraxia does not affect your intelligence. It can affect your co-ordination skills – such as tasks requiring balance, playing sports or learning to drive a car.
How does dyspraxia affect mental health?
DCD/Dyspraxia is often recognised as a movement disorder, but the emotional effects can be deeply felt. Without the right recognition and support, dyspraxia/DCD can lead to psychological problems such as anxiety and depression, particularly for adults who experience difficulties in higher education and at work.
Is dyspraxia linked to autism?
Impaired performance of skilled gestures, referred to as dyspraxia, is consistently reported in children with autism; however, its neurological basis is not well understood.
Do people with dyspraxia have autism?
In some instances, both diagnoses are decided upon, particularly if motor skills are significantly affected, but dyspraxia itself is not a form of autism.
Can you work with dyspraxia?
Many adults who have dyspraxia experience few problems in the workplace and have developed their own strategies for working effectively. They are often determined, persistent, hard working and highly motivated. In many ways adults with dyspraxia are similar to those with dyslexia.