The Dyspraxia Association of Ireland suggests that about 6% of children between 5 and 11 years have DCD.
Children can have mild to quite severe problems with planning and coordinating movement. This affects their participation in everyday activities such as dressing, use of tools (e.g. scissors, cutlery, maths equipment and cooking utensils), handwriting, ball skills, etc.
They often also have difficulties with visual perception, planning, organisation, remembering instructions, etc.
Research shows that children with DCD usually do not grow out of these difficulties and that extra support is essential!
Having a better understanding of the underlying difficulties is the first important step in helping your child!