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From a neurology perspective it makes sense that idiopathic dypraxia, DCD has either a cerebellar or perhaps cortical localization.
Why do people ask the question if its neurologic or not? What else is it? Renal? Dermatologic?
The borderland between dyspraxia and mild ataxia is subjective. ..I think. JR
Dyspraxia or developmental coordination disorder? Unravelling the enigmaJ
John Gibbs, Jeanette Appleton, and Richard Appleton
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Dyspraxia has been defined as “a breakdown of praxis [action]” and “the inability to utilise voluntary motor abilities effectively in all aspects of life from play to structured skilled tasks” (Chu S and Milloy NR cited in Bowens and Smith).1 An alternative, psychology‐based definition is “motor difficulties caused by perceptual problems, especially visual‐motor and kinaesthetic motor difficulties”.2 Within the medical and scientific communities dyspraxia is generally considered to mean an impairment of, or difficulties with, the organisation, planning and execution of physical movement with a developmental rather than acquired origin. Most individuals with dyspraxia manifest a combination of both ideational or planning dyspraxia and ideomotor or executive dyspraxia; ideational or planning dyspraxia affects the planning and coordination, and ideomotor or executive dyspraxia affects the fluency and speed of motor activities.
Box 1 Neurological disorders initially diagnosed as “DCD/dyspraxia”Peripheral neuromuscular conditions
Central nervous system conditions
Mixed peripheral and central nervous system conditions
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