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Dyspraxia is a chronic disability that affects coordination. 2-6% of people have dyspraxia. Four times as many males than females have it.[1] It is sometimes called 'clumsy child syndrome'.[2] But adults have it too. People with dyspraxia (dyspraxics) often have other disabilities such as ADHD, autism, or dyscalculia.[source?] There is no single cause of dyspraxia. It can not be cured.


  • Finding it hard to tell between left and right
  • Finding it hard to learn to tie shoelaces
  • Bad balance
  • Messy handwriting

Famous people with dyspraxia

Daniel Radcliffe has dyspraxia.[3]


  1. David Grant, That's the Way I Think: Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and ADHD Explained (Oxford; New York: Routledge, 2010), p. 141
  2. Penny Deiner, Inclusive Early Childhood Education: Development, Resources, and Practice (Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Cengage Learning, 2013), p. 395
  3. Chris Irvine, 'Harry Potter's Daniel Radcliffe has dyspraxia', The Telegraph, Telegraph Media Group Limited (04 September 2013)