Dyspraxia - Definition

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Dyspraxia refers to an inability to properly execute movements during the developmental stages, in the absence of a muscle or nerve disorder. It differs from apraxia which is the occurrence of these disorders when there was no problem before and these skills had already been acquired. Every action requires concentration to complete. Coordination and sequencing actions are complicated. There are different forms of dyspraxias and their classification overlaps with that of apraxia. Some signs in children can be indicative, such as the difficulty or inability to use a pen, clumsy movements, difficulty walking, or some simple gestures of daily life. Rehabilitation improves the lives of affected children.