Dyspraxia is a neurological disorder that affects fine and gross motor skills, memory, judgment, perception, information processing, and other cognitive abilities. The most common form of dyspraxia is developmental coordination disorder, and the terms are often used interchangeably. Because it can affect so many different areas of the brain and body, dyspraxia takes different forms in different people.
Dyspraxia is recognized in early childhood, continues into adulthood, and though it can be a singular condition, it often coexists with other disorders, such as ADHD, dyslexia, and autism. Although dyspraxia is not a learning disorder, it affects the ability to learn and to participate fully in routine academic, social, and professional activities.